About Us

Edinburgh Genomics

Edinburgh Genomics has established a global reputation for the provision of advanced genomics services. We produce high-quality, high volume data for a diverse community of research collaborators and customers across academia, government and industry. Embedded within the rich academic environment of the University of Edinburgh and drawing on world class expertise, we have a proven track record of delivering superior quality results to exacting standards. Our work has supported more than 800 peer-reviewed publications and our facilities are recognised by three of the UK’s leading Biomedical Research Councils.

With over 20 years experience of providing genomics services to life science researchers, our talented team has what it takes to deliver the highest quality data for the most challenging of projects.

Edinburgh Genomics is based at the King’s Buildings campus and offers access to a wide range of genomics platforms including Illumina’s NovaSeq technology, Pacific Biosciences Sequel IIe platform, and the Oxford Nanopore Technologies PromethION. This modular and flexible approach to providing the latest technologies, combined with expert knowledge across a broad range of applications, supports a large and diverse portfolio of scientific research projects. The EdGe team also offers a wide range of bioinformatics services, from data QC to genome assembly, variant identification and interpretation, in addition to a programme of popular genomics and bioinformatics training workshops.

The full range of services currently offered are:



  • De novo genome sequencing
  • Genome resequencing
  • Targeted sequencing
  • Metagenomics
  • ATAC-Seq
  • ChIP-Seq
  • Hi-C
  • Long read DNA sequencing (ONT & PacBio)


  • De novo transcriptome sequencing
  • Total RNA sequencing
  • mRNA sequencing
  • Small RNA sequencing
  • Low input RNA sequencing
  • PacBio Iso-Seq
  • ONT direct RNA sequencing

User Prepared Libraries:

  • User prepared libraries ready for sequencing


Bioinformatics Analysis

  • Genome/transcriptome assembly and annotation
  • Variant calling, annotation and variant discovery (SNVs and SVs)
  • RNA-seq and miRNA differential expression
  • Single cell genomics/transcriptomics data processing
  • Genome linked reads assembly, phasing and variant calling
  • Metabarcoding and metagenomics data analysis
  • Amplicon analysis and variant quantification
  • Bespoke Bioinformatics analysis


Training Courses


Our Bioinformatics team currently offer the following workshops (Online and also onsite courses)

  • RNA-seq data analysis
  • R for Biologists
  • Introduction to metagenomic data analysis
  • Variant Analysis
  • Long-read genome bioinformatics data analysis
  • Long-read transcriptomic data Analysis
  • Introduction to Linux for genomics
  • Introduction to Python for Biologists
  • Advanced Python for Biologists
  • Data Science for Everyone (Python)

Genomics Lab:

In addition, Edinburgh Genomics periodically organises workshop for DNA and RNA sequencing library preparations.


Project delivery and contact Information

The Facility endeavours to respond as soon as possible to new enquiries (within two days) and ca offer a fast turn-around for the sequencing of user prepared libraries (less than a week) after libraries are received. Sequence data for projects that require library preparation is typically delivered within 6-8 weeks.

For projects, services and general information please contact edgenomics-admin@ed.ac.uk

For training courses enquiries and information please contact edge-training@ed.ac.uk