Research Services

Molecular Biology Research Core Facility

This research core facility provides both services and instrumentation for all investigators at Creighton University who utilize molecular biology techniques in their research. The services provided include DNA sequencing and oligonucleotide synthesis. In addition, faculty, technicians and graduate students have access to some of the most precise technology and equipment available for their individual use on a sign up basis. This equipment includes:

  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR ($5.00 per hour)
  • BioRad CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR ($5.00 per hour)
  • BiaCore 8K SPR (Surface Plasmon Resonance) instrument ($10.00 per hour)
  • Typhoon 5 Biomolecular Imager
  • Beckman LS 6500 Liquid Scintillation Counter
  • Sorvall WX + UltraSeries Centrifuge with 2 rotors
  • Beckman Coulter Ultracentrifuge XL-90 with rotors
  • Thermocyclers AB 9700
  • Konica Medical Film Processor SRX-101
  • Supply Center for Life Technology orders

These Molecular Facilities are located in room 382, Criss III. Please use the Reservation System to schedule usage.

Available Services and Charges

Azenta Sanger Sequencing

You can setup an account with Azenta to get Sanger sequencing. Drop Box is located in the Core Lab Criss III, Room 382.

Pre-mixed Sequencing Services for Plasmid DNA or Purified PCR Products (you mix the primer and template in the same tube)

  • $6 per reaction for 1-47 reactions submitted in tubes
  • $5 per reaction for 48-93 reactions submitted in 96 well plates*
  • $4 per reaction for 94 or more reactions submitted in 96 well plates*

* Please note that to receive the volume discount listed, samples need to be submitted in 96 well plate format all at the same time.

PCR Purification is an additional $3 per reaction                                                                            

Pre-defined Sequencing Services is an additional +$1 per reaction (Primer and template are provided in separate tubes)

Custom Sequencing Service is an additional +$4 per reaction. (Recommended for sequencing colonies, glycerol stocks, phage plaques)

Same Day DNA Sequencing Service is no additional charge for Creighton!


Oligonucleotide Synthesis from Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)

For Oligonucleotide pricing please see the order form below.

Required form: OligoOrders.xls

Email completed forms to the Molecular Group

For More Information

Please direct collaboration or research inquiries to:

Joseph A. Knezetic, PhD
(402) 280-2511


Toni Howard
(402) 280-1895