Genomics & Bioinformatics Core (GBC) @ NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS)

Man conducting a genomic lab experiment.

Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), the UB Genomics & Bioinformatics Core (GBC) is the area’s first sequencing service provider, offering a wide range of genomic and epigenomic services on multiple platforms.

About Genomics and Bioinformatics Core

Dedicated to providing comprehensive and cost-effective results, GBC offers high-quality services on next-generation sequencing and expression analysis platforms that are enhanced by the analytical services provided by GBC’s talented bioinformatics team. GBC’s team of experts guides scientists and clinicians through sample processing, data acquisition, data processing and data interpretation. The powerful combination of the nationally recognized UB faculty and staff, state-of-the-art equipment and high-performance computing resources is helping establish Buffalo Niagara as a national leader in genome research and ushering in a new era of medicine.

GBC offers a number of analysis platforms for high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics including: 

High-Throughput Sequencing

  • 10X Genomic Chromium
  • Illumina HiSeq2500
  • Life Technologies' Ion PGM
  • Life Technologies' Ion Proton

Additional Genomic Technology Platforms and Services

  • Affymetrix Genechip System
  • Diagenode SX-8G Compact Automated Systems
  • QX100 Droplet Digital PCR machine (Biorad)
  • Agilent Microarray Scanner G2505C

GBC supports investigator projects that facilitate private research, but is also actively involved in several large data initiatives focused on personalized medicine including Women’s Health Study, Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics and Center for Computational Research. 

Participation and Eligibility

Due to the complexities of sequencing, pricing quotes are prepared on a project-by-project basis. Emails with specific project information should be sent to the shared-email at so they may be responded to directly by the appropriate staff member. All communications are encouraged to be sent through email to establish project records.

The core is available to UB’s scientific community, partner institutes, other SUNY schools, industrial clients and collaborators.

For More Information

Smitha James.

Smitha James

Associate Director, Scientific Operations & Industry Engagement

NYS Center of Excel in Bioinformatics and Life Science

Phone: (716) 881-8940