A key part of the Center is the CQLS Core Facilities that provide services, technical expertise, collaborative functions and share-use equipment for molecular bioscience research at Oregon State University. The Core Facilities are a fully staffed facility that serves as a focal point for acquisition and development of new instrumentation and technologies. A professional staff of twelve provides service in four areas:
Genomics – DNA sequencing, high throughput sequencing (Illumina), genotyping and fragment analysis;
Biocomputing and Bioinformatics – advanced computational resources for data mining, data analysis and database development;
Imaging and Image Analysis – a confocal laser scanning microscope facility for high resolution analysis of wide variety of specimens.
In addition, the CQLS provides shared instrumentation, including real-time PCR, scanners, robotics and computational facilities for use by walk-in users.