Genomics Incentive Program

Use the power of NGS through the Waksman Genomics Core Facility

In collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific/Life Technologies, Waksman Genomics Core Facility proud to announce ‘Genomics Incentive Programme’ to drive awareness of the Ion Proton sequencing offered at the Rutgers University.

Before applying, it is highly recommended to discuss experimental design with the Core Facility to ensure good results. The application deadline is Monday June 16th 2014. The value of the award will be up to $5,000 worth of chip and reagents along with sample processing and data analysis.  With the added value of the core laboratory processing and analyses, the total value of each project could be up to $8,000.

Waksman Genome Incentive Program Results !!!

1. Mithu Chatterjee for Bulk RNA-seq method. Bulk RNA seq method can be very promising to find causal mutation in much shorter time than classical mapping.

2. Fei Wang for TaDa mapping with Dam-PolII: Addressing an interesting  question about DNA methylation/demethylation in Drosophila.

3. Aditi Dubey for identification of Selenocysteine insertion sequences:  Judges are convinced with the experiment design its targeted  approach to look for novel SECIS elements.

Thanks for your Participation...


Terms and Conditions:

  • First‐time NGS users. Students and post‐docs are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The experimental design must include sufficient replication to provide statistically defensible results.
  • Must submit a simple two-page application form to the Waksman Institute Genomics Core Facility emphasizing the importance of the project and future goal. Some preliminary data to support the experiment is advised.
  • A panel of Rutgers Scientists will choose three winners. Panel’s decision will be final and binding.
  • Successful Applicants must be willing to share and present their data within six months of data delivery at an upcoming ‘Genomics Day’ seminar arranged by Waksman Institute.
  • The investigator will be responsible for providing high quality, purified RNA/DNA to the Waksman Genomics Core Facility. Thermo Fisher will provide the Chip and reagents necessary for sample processing processing. The Waksman Genomics Core Facility Bioinformatics group will analyze data free of charge as part of Incentive Programme. The only cost to the recipients will be the sample QC check by 2100 Bioanalyzer and qubit.
  • Deadline for submission is June 16, 2014. Submit by email to Header should include “Genomics Incentive Programme”. Successful applicants will be notified by June, 30, 2014. Samples may be submitted as early as July 01, 2014 but no later than September 30, 2013. Applicants must be willing to share and present their data at an upcoming genomics day seminar hosted by Waksman Institute (tentative, March 2015).

As a special gift and recognition for their effort, each applicant will receive free Bioinformatics support to their next experiment design so they can actively stay on the top research and aware of all the latest developments in NGS.

In addition to NGS sequencing, the Waksman Genomics Core Facility also offers other gene expression services including Real-Time PCR and Digital PCR. To contact Genomics Core Facility email