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Next Generation Sequencing

Library Preparation Service

The Genomics Facility offers numerous sequencing library preparation methods. We routinely produce libraries using the following kits;

  • Illumina TruSeq RNA
  • New England Biolabs NEBNext Ultra II FS DNA

We have experience with the following kits which can be used on a per-project basis;

  • Illumina Stranded Total RNA
  • Illumina TruSeq DNA
  • New England Biolabs NEBNext RNA
  • Nugen Ovation Ultralow Library Systems (including Nugen Ovation RNA-Seq System)
  • Illumina Nextera XT DNA and Nextera DNA Flex
  • 16S Metagenomic Amplicon libraries

If you would like any further details on the above or have alternative ideas/protocols in mind, please contact us and we will be happy to help where we can.

Sequencing on Illumina MiSeq

MiSeq instrument

The MiSeq platform provides a flexible approach to next generation sequencing. The MiSeq provides;

  • longer read lengths (up to 300bp, paired-end),
  • reduced running times,
  • dual-indexing supported for greater depth multiplexing of samples.

Below are the specifications for the MiSeq. These have been produced with the v3 Illumina consumables which are used routinely:

If the run lengths above do not suit your needs or you would like any further information or help with your NGS experiment then please contact us. There are other read lengths available.

Please see the Genomics Pricing page for our costs.

Sequencing on Illumina NextSeq

NextSeq instrument

The NextSeq platform offers a higher yield. We can offer this as a limited service in-house or outsource if appropriate. The NextSeq has two types of flowcell with run lengths determined by the user (up to 150bp paired-end);

  • High-output - approx 400 million reads/read-pairs per run.
  • Mid-output - approx 130 million reads/read-pairs per run.

If you require any further information (including costs) then please contact us.

Sample Storage

We will endeavour to store remaining sample material or completed libraries for a period of 12 months before disposal.

Data Storage

We will endeavour to store data for a period of 12 months before deletion.