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.

Covid19 restrictions and guidelines for users:

The facility currently operates following the University Covid19 phase 5 reopening and restrictions. For accessing services, scheduling time and training on the equipment please visit our Guidelines page.



  1. New low cost high throughput sequencing services

    Nov 19, 2020

    We now offer a low cost high throughput (HT) genomic DNA library preparation protocol ideal for lowpass whole genome sequencing for genotyping purposes, whole small genomes sequencing, scRNA-seq, metagome and microbial sequencing. The Seqwell plexWell technology protocol employs transposase fragmentation and barecode tagging of the genomic DNA and produces a balanced, normalized pool of libraries. ........

  2. A skilled Bobolink

    Practical Computing Skills for Biologists: a graduate-level course in SP21

    Nov 12, 2020

    MCIC's Jelmer Poelstra will teach a computing course in the Spring semester of 2021, focused on the UNIX command line, bash and Python scripting, and reproducible science with version control and automated workflows.

  3. Introducing Code Club!

    Nov 11, 2020

    OSU Code Club is a regularly occurring, interactive, online gathering to improve coding skills. We aim for a supportive and fun culture of learning together, and hope to offer something to participants at any experience level.

    For more information and to sign up, please see the Code Club website.