Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics
The GenePool Delivering the genomics revolution.
DNA sequence data are at the heart of the ongoing genomics revolution in biology.
Recent advances in technology have changed the landscape of what is possible. These 'next generation' sequencing technologies permit whole genome-scale, sequence-based assays at reasonable cost and high accuracy, even for organisms where no genome research has been carried out previously. Similarly, the massive throughput and adaptability of the new systems opens up possibilities of genome-scale assays in clinical and other medical research, screening large numbers of samples for changes underpinning diseases and traits of interest.
The GenePool is a next-generation genomics and bioinformatics facility based within the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh. We offer collaborative access to our advanced DNA sequencing, genotyping and bioinformatics capabilities, using ABI 3730 Sanger, Illumina and Roche 454 technology platforms.
To review what these technologies can do, and the kinds of projects the facility can work with you on, please use the menu above.
We work in the main with the Edinburgh academic community (Edinburgh University, associated research Institutes and others), MRC-funded biomedical researchers throughout Scotland, Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance (SULSA) researchers, and NERC-funded science (through the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF)).
Our goals in terms of data and collaboration are described here.
Download our Annual Report here.
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|The University of Edinburgh
School of Biological Sciences
The Darwin Trust