DNA Sequencing

History

Our group specializes in DNA sequencing since 1993. At that times we joined the Yeast Genome consortium and later the Arabidopsis one. In 2003 we produced the first genome completely sequenced in Italy (Photobacterium profundum), and then joined the Grape Genome Consortium.

Our Sanger facility became an official spin-off of the University (BMR Genomics).

In 2008 we acquired the first NGS sequencer (SOLiD v2) that we used both for scaffolding projects, thanks to the robust Mate Paired libraries, and for RNA strand specific sequencing.

In 2012 we released the genome and transcriptional profiling of Nannochloropsis gaditana, another project completely carried on in our group.

Facility

SOLiD 5500xl

Life SOLiD 5500XL

We currently have a SOLiD 5500XL and an Ion Proton, both from Life Technologies.

We provide a NGS sequencing service, currently for Human Exome Sequencing and RNA-Seq.