The CCGC is being established in Clark Atlanta University as a collaborative effort between the CCRTD and the Ovarian Cancer Institute at Georgia Tech University (OCIGT). The operation will be based on Next-Generation sequencing technology which is the newest molecular genetics technology that allows biomedical scientists to address global genome composition, inter-individual variation, and global gene expression. For both CCRTD and OCIGT, it is essential to acquire this technology to be competitive in the cancer research field. CCRTD will house the “wet” laboratory which will prepare libraries and operate the instrument, while OCIGT will contribute bioinformatics support for processing the data and additional services to complement genomics data. Next-Generation sequencing technology produces massive amounts of sequence data, thus significant computational facilities including hardware, software, and highly qualified personnel are required in order to take advantage of the generated data. In addition, OCIGT will contribute patients sample procurement and complementary technologies including Affymetrix microarray technology and mass-spectroscopy analysis.
Zou, Jin, Ph.D.
Role: Coordinator of CCRTD Core Facilities/Sr. Research Scientist
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