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. 

  4. The MCIC is pleased to welcome Dr. Jelmer Poelstra

    Jun 19, 2020

    The MCIC  is pleased to welcome Dr. Jelmer Poelstra, who will lead the bioinformatics activities at the MCIC Computational Biology Laboratory (MCBL). Dr. Poelstra has a solid knowledge in bioinformatics and computational tools for  genomic analyses, as he has been working with high throughput sequencing data for the past nine years. His disciplinary background is in population genetics. .......

  5. The MCIC is welcoming Khwannarin Khemsom

    Jun 19, 2020

    We are welcoming Khwannarin Khemsom our new microscopy research associate. Khwannarin (Biu) Khemsom graduated from Kasetsart University in Thailand majoring in Biology, earned a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and then worked as research assistant at the Center of Emerging Bacterial Infections, at the Mahidol University in Thailand. During her employment she gained experience in microbiology, molecular biology and microscopy. She was also involved in mentoring and training incoming students.

  6. New SEM at the MCIC

    Nov 12, 2019

    Our new Hitachi Schottky field emission SU5000 scanning electron microscope provides high quality nano-scale images for research in biology and material sciences. The Schottky electron source and detectors give optimal imaging and analytical data, and the novel hex technology allows for high brightness imaging also at low accelerating voltage settings.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 or contact directly the MCIC staff.

  10. 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.