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Genomics Facilities

This page provides a portal to all of UCL's world-class Genomics facilities.

UCL Genomics is a collaborative research facility with expertise in genomics technologies, genomics project design and data analysis.
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Operational for over 15 years, this core facility uses the most up-to-date equipment to support your genomic research requirements. Experienced staff offer support and advice for platform selection, and best practice in a wide range of genomics applications.

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The UCL-PGU undertakes high throughput specialised whole genome sequencing (WGS) of viruses and bacteria and many other services.
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The UCL Pathogen Genomics Unit (PGU) is an initiative established by grants from the Medical Research Council (Professor Judith Breuer, Prof Mahdad Noursadeghi) and the UCL/UCLH Biomedical Research Centre. The UCL-PGU undertakes high throughput specialised whole genome sequencing (WGS) of viruses and bacteria from mixed samples by targeted enrichment using capture baits; WGS sequencing of bacterial isolates; specialised RNA-seq for pathogen detection; standard mRNA, ribodepletion and total RNA-Seq.  Non-pathogen material including human exomes can also be sequenced.  The PGU also offers a bioinformatic analysis service.

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UCLH Neurogenetics Laboratory provides a regional, national and international diagnostic service for inherited neurological disorders.
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The UCLH Neurogenetics Laboratory is situated within the Department of Molecular Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology and conducts ground-breaking research on Neurogenetics and Rare Diseases with expertise in long-read sequencing and identification of repeat disease genes. Blood and tissue samples are referred to the laboratory on a daily basis. The laboratory now hosts a DNA bank that holds over 110,000 samples, receives over 11000 samples for testing on an annual basis.

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GEE Sequencing & Nanostring facility offers Sanger sequencing and DNA fragment genotyping services using an ABI3730xl DNA Analyzer.
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Potential users should feel free to discuss specialised needs. The Nanostring technology is the perfect tool for validation of NGS and microarray data; for quantification of multiple genes from a limited amount of material; for pathway analysis, expression analyses of defined gene sets, for biomarker validation and more. 

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Fish Genomics is a new core facility supporting the zebrafish community, and others, at UCL - including consultancy and training.
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We currently provide scientific consultancy services for the generation of mutations using the CRISPR/Cas9 system in zebrafish. We also run a monthly CRISPR/Cas9 Editing validation services using Illumina MiSeq Sequencers. Furthermore, we provide consultancy and training in using the SMARTer ICELL8cx single-cell system for high-throughput single-cell isolation, selection, and processing for single-cell RNA-seq experiments compatible with Illumina NGS applications. Potential users should feel free to discuss specialized needs and available options.

Please contact Ana Faro for queries related to CRISPR/Cas9 editing and Chris Thompson for queries related to the ICELL8cx system. 


The Facility provides infrastructure with access to genomics equipment, NGS library preparation, and genome engineering services.
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Expertise and support at all stages of the research project are offered e.g. help with experimental design, technical services and training to facilitate your research projects requiring genomics and/or genome engineering technologies.

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