Sequencing and Genomic Technologies

Sequencing and Genomic Technologies

Next-Generation Sequencing Solutions
Illumina, PacBio, Ion Torrent, NGS Library preparation

Single Cell and Microarray Solutions
Single cell, qPCR, microarray

The Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Shared Resource is a basic research oriented core facility affiliated with the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). This Shared Resource was created by the merger of two existing Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology units: The Microarray Core Shared Resource and the Genome Sequencing Shared Resource. Each of these predecessor cores has a track record more than a decade-long of providing constantly updated, state-of-the-art genomic services. The Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Shared Resource offers the full range of genomic technologies, making it much simpler for researchers to find the right service for their needs. Administratively, the merger provides comprehensive consultation, seamless management of complex projects that span multiple services, enhanced operational flexibility, and economies of scale for support services.

Genomic technologies are among the most important experimental tools in modern research. Their importance will unquestionably grow in coming years as declining prices allow for ever-larger projects. Powerful new instrumentation provides increasingly precise data and entirely novel applications appear.


Updated Sample submission procedures

The Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Shared Resource has moved to the Chesterfield building, a beautiful new facility at 701 W. Main St.

Not much has changed!  The only notable difference is the on campus sample drop-off location. Duke researchers should drop off samples in the CIEMAS building instead of the Biological Sciences building.  A courier will pick samples up from CIEMAS and bring them to our new facility once a day. 

Please note that this is not a dropbox location.  A member of our staff will be on site to receive your samples and answer any questions you may have at the time.

Non-Duke researchers should send samples to the Chestefield Building:

Att: [TECHNOLOGY] sequencing  (replace [TECHNOLOGY] by "Illumina" or  "PacBio")
GCB Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Shared Resource
Duke University
Chesterfield Building
701 W. Main St., Suite 320
Durham, NC 27701

As always, Director Nicolas Devos is available for face-to-face project consultations on campus in the CIEMAS building or at our new facility. 
Schedule a project consulation

We invite you to visit our new labs at the Chesterfield located at 701 W. Main Street, Suite 320.  It is a short trip from West Campus. The Bull City Connector provides free transportation from Research Drive to the Chesterfield building. We also have a limited number of reserved parking spaces available on site, and there is available public parking on both Duke and Main Streets.

We want to minimize the hassle for all of you, so please feel free to tell us if any changes can be made to ease this transition by emailing

View Instructions for Sample Delivery

Average Time in Queue

Client-Submitted Libraries

Core-created Libraries


1 week3-4 weeks


1 week3-4 weeks

HiSeq 2500 Rapid Run

1 week3-4 weeks

HiSeq 4000 full flow cell

1 week3-4 weeks

HiSeq 4000 by the lane

3-4 weeks3-4 weeks

PacBio Sequel

N/A2 weeks


January 29, 2018

Join us for an open house at the Chesterfield!

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
701 W. Main St.
Durham, NC