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.

Note to users who come to the facility: Our building is still locked and you need to contact MCIC staff to be let it.



  1. Bio-Rad QX200 ddPCR

    Dec 15, 2022

    The MCIC acquired the Bio-Rad QX200 Droplet Digital PCR system.

    Digital PCR (dPCR) is quickly becoming the go-to complementary technology to the traditional real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR). Both, qPCR and dPCR provide sensitive and robust detection and quantitation of nucleic acids using fluorescence, and each one of these methods has distinct advantage. ......

  2. Command line basics workshop

    Jul 17, 2022

    Join us at this workshop from August 17-19, to learn command line basics for genomic analysis at OSC!

  3. 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. ........