The Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource (MPSSR) has been operating since 2009, providing sequencing services for OHSU investigators who examine genetic profiles as part of their research. Recently, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust provided funding for a major expansion of the MPSSR. Among the items funded are:
1) a new Illumina HiSeq 2500;
2) an upgrade of the current Illumina HiSeq 2000 to permit runs with two-lane rapid run flow cells; and
3) a new Illumina NextSeq 500.
The HiSeq 2500 and the NextSeq 500 were delivered on Dec. 22 and installed in mid-January. The upgrade of the 2000 is expected sometime in February.
The addition of the new equipment triples the overall throughput for the core, thus providing long-needed support for small projects and for rapid turnaround for grant and paper deadlines.
Questions about the new equipment can be directed to the core director, Bob Searles.