The Vironomics core is designed to facilitate research at UNC by performing large-scale Real Time PCR reactions and next generation sequencing using: Ion Torrent PGM, Ion Torrent S5, and companion Ion Torrent Chef. A Tecan Freedom Evo© is used to set up reactions in a 384-well plate, which is then run by the Roche LightCycler 480 II©. This is a fast and effective way to amplify samples with RT-qPCR. The Ion Torrent PGM and S5 sequencing technology provides quick run time and greater number of reads. The Ion Torrent sequencers are integrated into the Ion Chef system, which automates library to chip loading for the sequencers. Quickly proceed from DNA to data to discovery with a simple sample preparation workflow, overnight sequencing and data processing, and a dedicated suite of data analysis software.