Sequencing and Genomic Technologies (SGT) is a basic science research core affiliated with the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) that offers a full range of state-of-the-art genomic services. For answers to common questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Director Devi Swain Lenz is available for project consultations.

News & Announcements

Sarah Clarke embarks on a new journey

Sarah Clarke has served as a lab research analyst in the Sequencing and Genomic Technologies (SGT) core facility since 2020. In January, she will be transitioning to a new position at the NC State Vector-Borne Disease Lab. She received her undergraduate degree in natural resource ecology from the University of Vermont in 2020.

How did you arrive at this position at Duke?

Holiday Hours & Closures

The Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Core Facility will be closed and will not be accepting samples on the following dates:

  • November 23 - 24
  • December 22 - January 2

Sequencing Core launches Illumina X Plus sequencer

The Sequencing and Genomics Technologies Core Facility is running orders for the Illumina NovaSeq X Plus.

The X Plus provides high quality short read sequences for a fraction of the cost of the Illumina NovaSeq 6000. Additionally custom read-length projects can now purchase lanes instead of full flow cells (e.g. 75 SR for miRNA-seq, single cell protocols).

The available products are listed below, with more read options available towards the end of the year.


SGT gives tour of Chesterfield on Halloween

Devi Swain Lenz “expressed herself” as Madonna during a new faculty tour of the Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Core facility on Halloween. They explored the Chesterfield Building, home to Duke's long-read sequencing for examining genome regions and short-read sequencers vital for cancer research.

Devi Swain Lenz showing a chip for a sequencer





PacBio Revio Launch Party

The Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Core Facility will host a launch party for the new PacBio Revio long-read sequencer. 


Job Posting: Bioinformatician

The Sequencing and Genomics Technologies (SGT) Core Facility at Duke University is hiring a Bioinformatician! The successful candidate will lead bioinformatic analyses for a broad range of genomics projects. The candidate will consult and collaborate with researchers and scientists from multiple disciplines across Duke’s campus on projects utilizing high-throughput next-generation sequencing and provide quality analyses on high-throughput sequencing data sets. The candidate will also support the SGT to analyze new experimental methods.

Swain Lenz to Speak at Large Genomic Conference

Sequencing and Genomic Technologies Director, Devjanee (Devi) Swain Lenz, will be one of the invited panel speakers at the Festival of Genomics and Biodata conference in Boston on October 4-5.

The Festival is the world’s largest open access genomics event and covers a host of topics. There will be 120 sessions with 150 invited speakers and 100 exhibitors. Swain Lenz will be on a panel discussing “The Resolution Revolution: Going Beyond Single-Cell Analysis As You Know It.”