Functional Genomics Core

Overview of Services

The Functional Genomics Core provides researchers with high quality microarray data using Thermo Fisher expression and genotyping arrays. We provide these services at minimum cost and low turnaround time to researchers. The Functional Genomics Core has been in operation since 2000. We currently have Beckman Coulter's Biomek FXP Target Prep Express robot and the GeneTitan Instrument from Life Technologies which allow the processing of hundreds of microarray samples in a week. Also, we have the Life Technologies GeneChip Scanner 3000 7G Plus Targeted Genotyping System in the Core. It has the ability to scan all research arrays manufactured by Life Technologies including the high density expression arrays which place an entire genome on one GeneChip. This equipment includes 2 Fluidics Station 450s and the GeneChip Hybidization Oven 645.


Mike Vernon | Facility Director | 919-445-2865 |

Location and hours of operation

Location     Hours

250 Bell Tower Dr.

1153 Genome Sciences Bldg.

Chapel Hill, NC 27599 

    9am - 5pm

    Monday - Friday

Links and Resources

  1. Functional Genomics Website
  2. RNA Guidelines for miRNA Arrays
  3. RNA and DNA Requirements for Genomics Cores
  4. Axion Sources of Genomics DNA
  5. Axiom DNA Requirements


Name Role Phone Email Location
Mike Vernon
1153 Genome Sciences Bldg.