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Safety Protocols During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sample Submission

The Genomics Core is accepting samples for all projects, but because of restricted access to the Plant Biology Laboratories building, researchers who do not otherwise have access to the building must drop-off samples at the Genomics Core refrigerator at the loading dock of the Plant Biology Laboratories building. Researchers should send an email to to indicate that their samples have been deposited in the loading dock refrigerator. Researchers who otherwise have access to the Plant Biology Laboratories Building may continue to drop off samples in the hallway refrigerator outside of the Genomics Core (room S-18). Off-campus researchers may send samples to the Genomics Core via FedEx or UPS as usual. Mailed packages are being handled properly and delivered to the Genomics Core.

The Genomics Core staff are available for consultation through email and scheduled phone or zoom calls. However, face-to-face meetings will not be possible at the current time. Write to with questions or to schedule a call.

Common Use Equipment

Access to our common use equipment room (Room S-10 Plant Biology Laboratories), which houses the Invitrogen Qubit, the Covaris M220 Sonicator and the FLUOstar Optima microplate reader, will be restricted.  The procedures for reserving and using the equipment are given on our Common Use Equipment Room page.

The Biomek 3000 liquid handler robot in Room S-18 Plant Biology is currently unavailable for use.