University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

CCSG Acknowledgement

Required CCSG Acknowledgement

The NCI requires that publications acknowledge the UPCI CCSG support, and they are tracking compliance. If a UPCI CCSG-supported Shared Resource provided data used in your publication, please include the following statement in the acknowledgment section of your publication(s):

"This project used the UPCI [insert name(s) of shared resource(s)] that [is/are] supported in part by award P30CA047904."

Shared Resource Directors: Please make sure to include this statement on all of your order forms, contracts, etc. as a reminder to your users to acknowledge the UPCI CCSG support.

Genomics Services: Illumina

The CBF offers access to the Illumina® BeadStation GX system, which supports:

  • DNA/RNA extractions services
  • high–throughput genotyping
  • gene expression
  • DNA methylation analyses
  • moderate throughput (96, 384, 768, 1536-SNP plex) SNP analyses
  • high–throughput whole genome (up to 1 million) SNP analyses
  • global and candidate gene mRNA expression and DNA methylation profiling
  • either snap frozen or formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples

BeadStation GX systemThe system includes:

  • a multiplexed assay
  • multi–sample microarrays
  • a submicron-resolution scanner
  • SNP scoring
  • RNA/DNA methylation profiling software
  • pre– and post–PCR Tecan Genesis Workstation 150 liquid handling robots are used to automate assays to reduce errors