Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics
at the University of Edinburgh

Submitting samples for Sanger Sequencing


Our submission procedures changed on Monday 10 Ocotber, 2011. Please read the instructions below carefully if you haven't recently submitted samples.

You may drop your samples off in person at The GenePool or mail them to us at The GenePool, Lab 3.52, Ashworth Laboratories, University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JT.

We accept samples in 96 well plates or 0.2 ml strip tubes with strip lids only. We are sorry that our operating procedures do not allow us to accept any other formats. Please ensure that your samples are properly sealed, packaged and labelled with The GenePool Order Number as generated by Genesifter.

Place an order in Genesifter ( and once submitted, make a PDF by viewing the order, clicking on the blue action button at the top of the page and print the PDF. A user guide for GeneSifter is available here.

Place your samples along with the PDF printout of your order in the GenePool labelled bags. If you require a supply of our bags please email us at and we will send you some. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you require more information or if you would like to create a Genesifter account.


The GenePool has core support from: GenePool admin site
The University of Edinburgh
School of Biological Sciences
The Darwin Trust
of Edinburgh

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This is version 2.2 of the GenePool website (July 2009).