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.


  1. PP8300 Statistics Class

    Jan 4, 2017

    This is a 7 weeks spring semester course running from March to May. This course is designed for graduate students of Plant Pathology or related major such as such Horticulture and Crop Science, Entomology, Veterinary Medicine, and Food Science and Technology.  We will first introduce the use of Statistics Software “R” and “RStudio” for statistics analysis. We will focus in basics statistics used in analyzing laboratory and field research data.  We will discuss how to organize, and clean data, test for normality of the data.

  2. 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.

  3. Fluidigm Access Array System

    Nov 16, 2016

    We recently acquired the Fluidigm Access Array System. This is a high throughput system for the simultaneous preparation of highly multiplexed amplicon libraries that can be sequence on the Illumina or sequencing platform. Contact the MCIC staff if you would like more information.