Sequencing center tour

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 11:15

Today Dr. Mitch Sogin gave us a tour of the Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory. We learned about different next-generation sequencing technologies including 454, Ion Torrent, and Illumina (pictured). These instruments allow for the high-throughput direct genetic sequencing of environmental samples. Our lab utilizes both 454 and Illumina insturments to determine the diveresity and genetic potential of our samples from extreme environments.