Short-read sequencing

We are skilled in delivering high-quality next-generation sequencing data from RNA and DNA samples, using Illumina NovaSeq and MiSeq platforms.

The NovaSeq is capable of generating many tens of gigabases per day while the MiSeq is more suitable for small sequencing projects.

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From introductory coding courses (Linux, R, Python) to advanced workshops on the latest bioinformatics tools (RNA-seq data analysis, metagenomics), we offer a wide range of courses equipping you with the skills you need to tackle your next genomic analysis.

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Bioinformatic analysis is at the heart of what we do, and our dedicated team of research informaticians is skilled in all aspects of next generation genomics and genetic analyses. We have an extensive, secure compute install for high-throughput data processing.

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Long-read sequencing

The facility operates the PacBio Revio and the Oxford Nanopore PromethION for long read sequencing. These instruments are the gold standard for generating DNA and RNA sequence with longer read length and high accuracy for genome and transcriptome assembly and analysis.

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Latest news

Edinburgh Genomics has recently acquired the new Revio system, a state-of-the-art long-read sequencer developed by Pacific Biosciences (PacBio). This acquisition has been made...
Edinburgh Genomics - PromethION 24 Launch Event – Hybrid TUESDAY 24TH MAY 09:30 AM – 16:30 PM Room 1.19, Murchison House, King’s Buildings Campus Registration Link: https://...
The Edinburgh Genomics facility will be closed over the festive period (23rd December - 5th January). Samples can be sent until Wednesday 22nd December at 4pm. A...


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