The GPSR maintains technology platforms for two array systems:
Affymetrix GeneChipTM arraysThe GeneChip system offers multiple array designs to interrogate genome-wide expression profiles of mRNA, lncRNA, and miRNA of human and widely-used model species, as well as many agricultural species. Information on available expression array options can be found at this link. The GeneChip system operated in the GPSR supports the GeneChip cartridge format which analyzes one labeled sample target per array hybridization. Please note the Affymetrix brand has recently been purchased by ThermoFisher Scientific and is being marketed under their Applied Biosystems product line. For information about GeneChip array solutions for human cytogenetic analysis please click here (Cytogenetic Analysis with Microarrays). Please contact the core if you are interested in these options.
Free Affymetrix analysis software - Transcriptome Analysis Console (TAC)
Transcriptome Analysis Software 4.0 - Features include:
- Streamlined QC and data analysis with integration of EC Software and TAC Software into a single tool
- Ability to analyze large data sets of 1,000 samples or more
- Integration of established LIMMA package
- Improved alternative splicing analysis