BioNano genome mapping service at Kansas State University

Background and fees:

We are a fee-for service center with a Irys automated imaging system from BioNano Genomics. We generate physical maps of your genomes. To learn more about how the maps are generated visit the BioNano Genomics website.

We can start with tissue samples, or high molecular weight DNA in plugs of low melt agarose. We are working on a fee schedule that separates each step.


Description of the products or services Amount InternalAmount External
Data analysis and training 50.00/hr75.00/hr
Computer information specialist/data management, mining,software support 76.00/hr114.00/hr
Outreach coordinator/data analysis, experimental design 70.00/hr104.00/hr
Genomic map/ sample prepeach440660
Genomic map/Quantification and QC each168252
Genomic map/NickLabelRepair rxneach250375
Genomic map/Imaging/per flowcelleach470706


For a ~100Mb genome we would start with 1 flow cell, larger genomes require more flow cells. Some clients purchase a BioRad DNA plug kit (cat no. 170-3593) and perform step 1 themselves (then send us HMW DNA in plugs), we will provide detailed protocols and advice with BioNano input.) If the genome is large, we would have to perform additional NLR rxns and run more flow cells.

Request an estimate: 

In order to prepare an estimate for generating your genome map on the Irys automated imaging system from BioNano Genomics we will need the following information about your organism. Send emails to


  1. Scientific name of your organism (required)
  2. Name of project PI (required)
  3. Email address (required)
  4. Sequence data (required)
    1. Fasta file of your genome assembly and (if available) your scaffolds
    2. If sequence data is not available we can estimate nicking rate based on a close relative. NCBI has a genome database. Please send the link to a closely related genome with the most complete genome.
  5. If available, descriptive statistics of your genome and/or assembly (e.g. text files with number of contigs/scaffolds and cumulative length of assembly, or flow cytometry estimates of genome size). 

Watch a BioNano Webinar "Using BioNano Maps to Improve an Insect Genome Assembly"​:




K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core developed three Pipelines for BioNano Data with tutorials and sample data.

Pipelines for BioNano data

K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core presented a webinar about improving the Tribolium genome with Bionano physical maps. View the video or slides.


BioNano genome mapping center at Kansas State University is a certified BioNano Pro service provider