Research and Collaboration Service

The Genome Sequencing Facility (GSF) provides complete project consultation for optimal experimental design and set up. The GSF is also a research group with experience in customizing experiments and developing new protocols that leverage the latest advances in genomic technology.

The GSF performs all protocols necessary for preparing a biological sample to be sequenced on the Illumina HiSeq 3000 system, Illumina NextSeq 500 and Illumina MiSeq. For next-generation sequencing studies, the GSF provides the library preparation and sequencing for the following applications:

  • DNA seq (whole genome de novo sequencing, whole exome sequencing, candidate gene re-sequencing, target sequencing, amplicon sequencing)
  • RNA seq (Total RNA sequencing, stranded mRNA sequencing, RIP sequencing, CLIP sequencing)
  • Small RNA seq
  • ChIP seq
  • MBDCap DNA seq
  • Single cell DNA & RNA seq
  • 16S based metagenomics
  • Targeted gene re-sequencing
  • Targeted gene expression
  • Cancer gene panel

Bioinformatics analysis is available through CBBI (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Initiative) led by Dr. Yidong Chen.