Edinburgh Genomics, NBAF, and NEOF

Edinburgh Genomics was for almost a decade, part of the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF), a collaboration of nodes across the UK that collectively deliver high-quality access to advanced technologies in sequencing, genotyping, metabolomics and bioinformatics to NERC-funded scientists. Edinburgh Genomics was one of the high-throughput sequencing nodes in the NBAF network. Edinburgh Genomics, as NBAF-E, delivered hundreds of projects with sequencing and bioinformatics analysis to researchers as part of the NBAF programme. 

In late 2020, NERC commissioned a new environmental omics facility. The new two node NERC Environmental Omics Facility (NEOF) is based at the Universities of Liverpool and Sheffield and replaces the current three node NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) based at the Universities of Edinburgh, Liverpool and Sheffield. The general expectation is that most requests for genomic services for NERC research will now be directed to NEOF.

Edinburgh Genomics remains open for business and continues to provide genomics services for research collaborators and customers across academia, government and industry. Edinburgh has played an active role in hundreds of NERC sequencing and bioinformatic projects over the past decade and while no longer formally providing services in this role the facility will continue to support NERC-area research however possible. If your research requires specific expertise, equipment or collaborators within Edinburgh Genomics or the University of Edinburgh please do get in touch before submitting NERC applications and we will discuss how we can help. We will also continue to deliver currently funded NERC research supported by the facility.