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Welcome to the MIT BIOMICRO CENTER

BioMicro Center News

OCTOBER 2014

A number of very important announcements from BioMicro Center this month. More details are on our website.

  • We have added our newest sequencer: The Illumina NextSeq500. The NextSeq is built as a very powerful MiSeq; using a single sample flowcell and processing a base every 5 minutes, but produces 400m reads per run. The system can produce 30x mammalian genomes in a couple days with read lengths up to 150 paired end. The NextSeq was funded by Doug Laufenburger, Penny Chisholm, the KI and the Dept of Biology. Note: Long single and paired end reads will be given priority on the NextSeq.
  • This month we are rolling out our newest library prep service – automated NexteraXT. Available in batches of 16 samples, prep includes quantification, library preparation, indexing, quality control and pooling.
  • November 1st we will be beginning our iLabs roll out. On that day all walk up service calendars will be moved from openwetware and google calendar to iLabs. Please take the next few weeks to visit the lab and learn about the system.
  • Pacific Biosciences will be presenting the Technology Seminar Series on October 22nd . We now provide PacBIo Service in the BioMicro Center using the RSII located at U.Mass Medical Center in Worcester.
  • On this Friday, October 17th, The BioMicro Center will be closed for a lab clean up. We will be making available consumables and equipment that are no longer useful for the core at 3PM. Please stop by and take anything useful before we dispose it.


AUGUST 2014

We have set up a collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Deep Sequencing Core Facility to provide Pacific Biosciences seqeucning to MIT users. We will be providing initial library preparation and quality control before sending the samples out to Worcester for sequencing. Completed sequence data will be returned through your BioMicro Center public folders. More details about PacBio sequencing can be found on our website.

The Illumina pipeline has been upgraded to version 1.3. This upgrade includes quality control metrics for RNAseq and paired end reads as well as some changes under the hood to speed up data delivery. These quality control metrics are dependant on genome alignment, so will not be produced for samples aligned to phiX.

Most of the price increases scheduled for the next fiscal year have been cancelled. We will be re-evaluating the rates in 6 month increments to ensure we remain within our mandated budget constraints.

Our new co-op students, Austin Hendricks and Adam Perez have joined us and will be working in the Center through December. The following packages have been added or updated on ROUS in the past few months:

  • trinityrnaseq: r20140413p1
  • bedtools: 2.20.1
  • bowtie2: 2.2.3
  • tophat: 2.0.12
  • rsem: 1.2.15
  • fastqc: 0.11.2
  • bwa: 0.7.10
  • pear: 0.9.4
  • perl: 5.20.0
  • samtools: 1.0

Older versions can still be selected using the module function. We’ve also created a new mailing list rous_active_users@mit.edu to help keep folks who use Rous regularly up to date. You can sign up for it using Moira.

MAY 2014

Some quick bullet pointed updates from BioMicro. We’re in the middle of rolling out several new initiatives right now that will hopefully be in the July newsletter.

  • We are now offering sample prep using the Nextera XT system from Illumina. This modification of the Nextera uses only 1ng of input DNA (instead of the typical 50ng) and is significantly less expensive. Tuning it for insert size is somewhat more challenging than standard Nextera and so it should not be used where insert size is critical.
  • Pricing for 2015 is up on our website. There is a link at the bottom of the pricing page.
  • The Wafergen system is no longer available in the BioMicro Center. There is a system at Children’s Hospital if you absolutely need the Wafergen system. Most applications can also be done on the Fluidigm BioMark, which we still have in the lab.
  • This month, we say goodbye to Scott Morin who will be leaving for medical school. Leigh Manley, who has transferred over from the Biopolymer core, will be taking over Illumina processing.
  • Finally, the BioMicro Center will be shifting over to iLabs in the coming months. We are still early in the process but we would encourage everyone to register for iLabs to help smooth the transition.


MARCH 2014

A couple highlights of things going on in the center.

  • We are resuming the Technology Seminar Series this week with Roche speaking on Wednesday at lunch. The talk will focus on non-standard applications of the Light Cycler (SNP detection, etc).
  • The Fraenkel lab has very kindly donated their Covaris sonicator to the core and we will be putting it under a service contract. We will need to put in place a small fee to cover the cost of the contract - likely starting in July. Training for new users will be available through Shmulik.
  • We’ve generally had positive feedback about our new AA/BioA form and we’re expanding the new excel forms to include Illumina sequencing. This new form will cover most types of sample preparation.
  • Illumina is raising the prices on all of their sequencing reagents starting April 1. We lowered our prices very aggressively last year so, in order to break even, we will have adjust our prices slightly higher.

JANUARY, 2014

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. We have several updates to let you know about. Since there are a few more than usual, I’m just going to give you the bullet list which you can check out on our website.

  • Upgrade the basic analysis pipeline for Illumina – corrects some bugs, mostly with data overwrite problems, improves speed and provides more QC data, including GC bias checks on all HiSeq runs.
  • New Co-op students - Ani Webb and Sam Kaplan started this week.
  • New protocol for the Advanced Analytical allows us to do picoRNA samples on the machine. This cuts the cost of the analysis in half. We can still do the analysis on the BioAnalyzer if you prefer.
  • If you run a lot of AA samples, you can lower your cost significantly by submitting the samples preloaded in a plate for the machine (contact us at biomicro@mit.edu if you are interested in this).
  • Testing out a new sample submission form based on Excel instead of Word. We’re piloting it with the BioAnalyzer form.
  • We’re also trying to improve communication by sending database snapshots to users doing Illumina sequencing to make sure we have all the data entered correctly.
  • Data storage costs have gone down significantly to $280/TB/y
  • There are several IAP sessions highlighting software packages available from the MIT libraries. These include [ http://student.mit.edu/searchiap/iap-BD6D0CF8E096B284E0400312852F4A61.html Ingenuity Pathway Analysis,] GeneGO, and our own training session on using Rous




ABOUT THE BIOMICRO CENTER

The MIT BioMicro Center was founded in 2000 as the core bio-fabrication and microarray processing facility at MIT. The Center is a joint endeavor between the Department of Biology, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Department of Biological Engineering and the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences. The BioMicro Center offers a wide range of genomic services to researchers at MIT. The majority of services rendered pertain to massively parallel sequencing using the Illumina platform (both library preparation and sequencing). Commercial array processing and include both the Affymetrix Gene Chip and Agilent DNA array platforms are also part of our portfolio. Real-time PCR and Agilent BioAnalyzer services are available in the facility both as services available to researchers, as well as for quality control of microarray and sequencing samples. In addition, the Center has a presence in high-throughput screening with robotics and plate reading as well as informatics and computational support. The BioMicro Center serves the Koch Institute as the MicroArray Technologies Core and as part of the Bioinformatics and Computing Core and the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences as part of the Genomics and Imaging Core

Experimental and analytical work done in the BioMicro Center is funded by the NIH and must be made available through the NIH's open access policy. All Koch Institute and CEHS labs must acknowledge their core grants for work done in the core with the following language.

  • KI "This work was funded by the National Cancer Institute of the NIH under award P30-CA14051"
  • CEHS "This work was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the NIH under award P30-ES002109"

PUBLICATIONS

2014

  1. Penterman J, Abo RP, De Nisco NJ, Arnold MF, Longhi R, Zanda M, and Walker GC. . pmid:24501120. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]
  2. De Nisco NJ, Abo RP, Wu CM, Penterman J, and Walker GC. . pmid:24501121. PubMed HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Hassan MA, Butty V, Jensen KD, and Saeij JP. . pmid:24249727. PubMed HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Nagel ZD, Margulies CM, Chaim IA, McRee SK, Mazzucato P, Ahmad A, Abo RP, Butty VL, Forget AL, and Samson LD. . pmid:24757057. PubMed HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Kashtan N, Roggensack SE, Rodrigue S, Thompson JW, Biller SJ, Coe A, Ding H, Marttinen P, Malmstrom RR, Stocker R, Follows MJ, Stepanauskas R, and Chisholm SW. . pmid:24763590. PubMed HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Cao B, Chen C, DeMott MS, Cheng Q, Clark TA, Xiong X, Zheng X, Butty V, Levine SS, Yuan G, Boitano M, Luong K, Song Y, Zhou X, Deng Z, Turner SW, Korlach J, You D, Wang L, Chen S, and Dedon PC. . pmid:24899568. PubMed HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Äijö T, Butty V, Chen Z, Salo V, Tripathi S, Burge CB, Lahesmaa R, and Lähdesmäki H. . pmid:24931974. PubMed HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Lu K, Abo RP, Schlieper KA, Graffam ME, Levine S, Wishnok JS, Swenberg JA, Tannenbaum SR, and Fox JG. . pmid:24413286. PubMed HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Thornton SR, Butty VL, Levine SS, and Boyer LA. . pmid:25333635. PubMed HubMed [Paper9]
  10. Knouse KA, Wu J, Whittaker CA, and Amon A. . pmid:25197050. PubMed HubMed [Paper10]
  11. Naba A, Clauser KR, Whittaker CA, Carr SA, Tanabe KK, and Hynes RO. . pmid:25037231. PubMed HubMed [Paper11]
  12. Sánchez-Rivera FJ, Papagiannakopoulos T, Romero R, Tammela T, Bauer MR, Bhutkar A, Joshi NS, Subbaraj L, Bronson RT, Xue W, and Jacks T. . pmid:25337879. PubMed HubMed [Paper12]
  13. Shao DD, Xue W, Krall EB, Bhutkar A, Piccioni F, Wang X, Schinzel AC, Sood S, Rosenbluh J, Kim JW, Zwang Y, Roberts TM, Root DE, Jacks T, and Hahn WC. . pmid:24954536. PubMed HubMed [Paper13]
  14. Chen S, Xue Y, Wu X, Le C, Bhutkar A, Bell EL, Zhang F, Langer R, and Sharp PA. . pmid:24788094. PubMed HubMed [Paper14]
  15. McFadden DG, Vernon A, Santiago PM, Martinez-McFaline R, Bhutkar A, Crowley DM, McMahon M, Sadow PM, and Jacks T. . pmid:24711431. PubMed HubMed [Paper15]
  16. McFadden DG, Papagiannakopoulos T, Taylor-Weiner A, Stewart C, Carter SL, Cibulskis K, Bhutkar A, McKenna A, Dooley A, Vernon A, Sougnez C, Malstrom S, Heimann M, Park J, Chen F, Farago AF, Dayton T, Shefler E, Gabriel S, Getz G, and Jacks T. . pmid:24630729. PubMed HubMed [Paper16]
  17. O'Meara C, Wamstad JA, Gladstone R, Fomovsky G, Butty V, Shrikumar A, Gannon J, Boyer L, and Lee RT. . pmid:25477501. PubMed HubMed [Paper17]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

2013

  1. Gravina MT, Lin JH, and Levine SS. . pmid:23662897. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Kelly L, Ding H, Huang KH, Osburne MS, and Chisholm SW. . pmid:23657361. PubMed HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Klattenhoff CA, Scheuermann JC, Surface LE, Bradley RK, Fields PA, Steinhauser ML, Ding H, Butty VL, Torrey L, Haas S, Abo R, Tabebordbar M, Lee RT, Burge CB, and Boyer LA. . pmid:23352431. PubMed HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Gurtan AM, Ravi A, Rahl PB, Bosson AD, JnBaptiste CK, Bhutkar A, Whittaker CA, Young RA, and Sharp PA. . pmid:23630078. PubMed HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Snyder EL, Watanabe H, Magendantz M, Hoersch S, Chen TA, Wang DG, Crowley D, Whittaker CA, Meyerson M, Kimura S, and Jacks T. . pmid:23523371. PubMed HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Subramanian V, Mazumder A, Surface LE, Butty VL, Fields PA, Alwan A, Torrey L, Thai KK, Levine SS, Bathe M, and Boyer LA. . pmid:23990805. PubMed HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Zhang G, Hoersch S, Amsterdam A, Whittaker CA, Beert E, Catchen JM, Farrington S, Postlethwait JH, Legius E, Hopkins N, and Lees JA. . pmid:24009526. PubMed HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Li CM, Chen G, Dayton TL, Kim-Kiselak C, Hoersch S, Whittaker CA, Bronson RT, Beer DG, Winslow MM, and Jacks T. . pmid:23873940. PubMed HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Lu K, Cable PH, Abo RP, Ru H, Graffam ME, Schlieper KA, Parry NM, Levine S, Bodnar WM, Wishnok JS, Styblo M, Swenberg JA, Fox JG, and Tannenbaum SR. . pmid:24134150. PubMed HubMed [Paper10]
  10. Melo MB, Nguyen QP, Cordeiro C, Hassan MA, Yang N, McKell R, Rosowski EE, Julien L, Butty V, Dardé ML, Ajzenberg D, Fitzgerald K, Young LH, and Saeij JP. . pmid:24367253. PubMed HubMed [Paper11]
  11. Zhen AW, Nguyen NH, Gibert Y, Motola S, Buckett P, Wessling-Resnick M, Fraenkel E, and Fraenkel PG. . pmid:23703590. PubMed HubMed [Paper12]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

2012

  1. Wamstad JA, Alexander JM, Truty RM, Shrikumar A, Li F, Eilertson KE, Ding H, Wylie JN, Pico AR, Capra JA, Erwin G, Kattman SJ, Keller GM, Srivastava D, Levine SS, Pollard KS, Holloway AK, Boyer LA, and Bruneau BG. . pmid:22981692. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Minot S, Melo MB, Li F, Lu D, Niedelman W, Levine SS, and Saeij JP. . pmid:22847430. PubMed HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Kelly L, Huang KH, Ding H, and Chisholm SW. . pmid:22102570. PubMed HubMed [Paper3]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

2011

  1. Mellios N, Sugihara H, Castro J, Banerjee A, Le C, Kumar A, Crawford B, Strathmann J, Tropea D, Levine SS, Edbauer D, and Sur M. . pmid:21892155. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]

2010

  1. Kagey MH, Newman JJ, Bilodeau S, Zhan Y, Orlando DA, van Berkum NL, Ebmeier CC, Goossens J, Rahl PB, Levine SS, Taatjes DJ, Dekker J, and Young RA. . pmid:20720539. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Dejosez M, Levine SS, Frampton GM, Whyte WA, Stratton SA, Barton MC, Gunaratne PH, Young RA, and Zwaka TP. . pmid:20581084. PubMed HubMed [Paper2]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

2009

  1. Boselli M, Rock J, Unal E, Levine SS, and Amon A. . pmid:19531355. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]

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