Sequencing and Discovery Genomics

The Sequencing and Discovery Genomics Team facilitates genomics research at the Stowers Institute. Team members consult with researchers to understand their unique needs, and provide expert guidance, tools and assistance for project completion. They also participate in cutting-edge application and technology development, as well as, provide education and training in multiple areas of genomics.

As one of the first institutes in the Midwest region to offer Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) through Illumina platforms, the team consists of highly experienced staff. Rapid high-throughput, short-read sequencing is offered in-house using the Illumina NGS platforms. For projects requiring long-reads, outsourcing for PacBio sequencing is offered using trusted external partners. In addition to NGS, the team performs high-throughput plasmid preparation and Sanger sequencing.


  • llumina HiSeq 2500
  • Illumina NextSeq 500
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • 10X Genomics Chromium Controller
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzers
  • Advanced Analytical/Agilent Femto Pulse System
  • Sage Science Pippin Prep/BluePippin
  • Covaris S220 Focused Ultrasonicator
  • PerkinElmer Sciclone NGS Workstation
  • Beckman Coulter Biomek FXp
  • Formulatrix Mantis
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific/ABI 3730 DNA Analyzers
  • Invitrogen Qubit Fluorometers


For more information, please contact:

Anoja Perera
Director, Sequencing and Discovery Genomics
816 926-4461