The DNA Sequencing Shared Resource serves the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research investigators by providing accurate and timely sequencing of DNA samples. The service is needed for construct verification and sequence analysis by members of all four scientific programs in the Cancer Center and in particular DNA sequencing services critically support the Transgenic Mouse Shared Resource. Instrumentation includes a Nanodrop spectrophotometer and two Applied Biosystems 3730XL genetic analyzers. Results are delivered through web-based interfaces and archived in the shared resource databases. The DNA Sequencing Shared Resource creates and maintains a web page for each laboratory as well as a simple sorting and filtering tool for searching that laboratory's sequences. The tool allows forward and reverse sorting by sample name, primer, date, vector, number of high quality bases and accession number. The DNA Sequencing Shared Resource enjoys wide-spread usage throughout the Cancer and is a cost-effective and convenient essential service.

Public Health Relevance

The role of the shared resource is to assist individual investigators and scientific Programs within the Center that are seeking novel approaches to addressing a variety of cancer-related issues. In offering these key services, the shared resource provides the expertise necessary for achieving the next challenge;challenges that when solved will aid in reducing the pain and suffering of cancer.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA023168-34
Application #
8681162
Study Section
Subcommittee B - Comprehensiveness (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
34
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Purdue University
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
West Lafayette
State
IN
Country
United States
Zip Code
47907
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