NGI during Covid-19 outbreak

NGI is still up and running during the Covid-19 pandemic, but we are experiencing some limitations in terms of personnel and key reagents. Each NGI node is following its respective host university recommendations and will continue operation until further notice.

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Full-length transcripts

Full-length sequencing of RNA transcripts can be used to investigate splicing isoforms and fusion-gene transcripts, as well as annotation of de novo genomes.

Loop Genomics sequencing

Loop genomics can provide both transcript counting and phasing for full length mRNA using short-reads on Illumina sequencers

Nanopore cDNA sequencing

Nanopore cDNA sequencing is able to sequence entire transcripts in one go, ideal for detecting isoforms and fusions events.

Nanopore Direct RNA sequencing

Nanopore direct RNA sequencing is able to sequence entire transcripts from native RNA, opening up opportunities to detect RNA modifications.

PacBio SMRT sequencing

PacBio SMRT sequencing generates reads tens of kilobases in length enabling high quality genome assembly, structural variant analysis, amplicon resequencing, full-length transcript isoform sequencing, full-length 16S rRNA sequencing and amplification free epigenetic characterization.

PacBio secondary analysis

Analysis applications provided by NGI using PacBio’s open-source SMRT Analysis software suite.