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The MCIC is a shared technology laboratory located at the Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster (OH). We house equipment and provide services in microscopy (light, confocal, transmission and scanning electron microscopy), in the area of genomics (low and high throughput sequencing and  genotyping) and bioinformatics. Our mission is to support research at the Ohio State University by providing cost-effective services. The facility is also available to other research and educational institutions and the private sector.

News

  1. New SEM at the MCIC

    Nov 12, 2019

    The MCIC aquired a new scanning electron microscope, the Hitachi Schottky field emission SU5000. It provides highest quality nano-scale imagesfor research in biology and material sciences. The Schottky electron source and detectors give optimal imaging and anlytical data, nd the novel hex technology allows for high brightness imaging also at low accelerating votage.

  2. CGIAR Borlaug awarded to the MCIC

    Jul 16, 2018

    The MCIC was awarded a CGIAR Borlaug fellowship to host and provide training to Myriam Izzarra from the International Potato Center (CIP), in Lima Peru. The aim of her project was to characterize the genetic variation in P. infestans populations from different Peruvian regions/environments and potato hosts using high trhroughput sequencing methodologies.

  3. Oxford Nanopore MinION

    Nov 16, 2016

    DNA sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore NinION is now available at the MCIC. The Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing system is capable of producing sequence reads of more than 200Kb. Read lenght reflects the length of that DNA fragment submitted for sequencing, user-controlled distribution of fragment lengths generated during sample preparation can be processed. For more information on this technology go to https://nanoporetech.com or contact directly the MCIC staff.