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Princeton University Becomes Associate Member of the New York Genome Center

September 6, 2016

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) announced that Princeton University has joined the Center as its newest Associate Member. This unique collaboration with Princeton, a world-renowned research university, and its Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, will help strengthen NYGC’s focus on clinically actionable genomics and science.

NYGC and the Lewis-Sigler Institute anticipate building a strong research alliance. As an Associate Member, Princeton and the Institute’s faculty will have priority access to NYGC’s Integrated Genomic Solutions, including next-generation sequencing for exomes, whole genomes and RNA; bioinformatics analysis of sequencing results, utilizing a high-performance computing environment; and data management and storage.  In addition, the relationship offers access to NYGC’s CLEP-certified laboratory services and to new technologies through NYGC’s Innovation Center.  It also enables all Princeton faculty the opportunity to participate in NYGC’s robust scientific culture, including scientific symposia, workshops, conferences and training programs.

“We are delighted to welcome Princeton University as an Associate Member of the New York Genome Center.  Their ongoing contributions to basic research and to integrative genomics are critical for our understanding of the genomic landscape of complex biological systems,” said Cheryl A. Moore, NYGC’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “This new relationship will pave the way forward for new collaborations and innovation between researchers at Princeton, the Lewis-Sigler Institute, the New York Genome Center and our other member institutions. We look forward to working together with Princeton’s scientists to help to advance their research in new areas of genomics.”

“Work on the genome continues to reshape our understanding of fields ranging from the biological sciences to physics, leading to critical medical and other applications,” said David S. Lee, the provost at Princeton University. “The world-class facilities and services, shared data, and collaborations available through this new partnership with the New York Genome Center will help to ensure that Princeton faculty continue to forge exciting new paths in this area.”

Princeton University joins 17 other NYGC Member Institutions which include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, The Jackson Laboratory, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, The New York Stem Cell Foundation, New York University, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ), The Rockefeller University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Stony Brook University and IBM.

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