Next-generation sequencing, or high-throughput sequencing, allows the rapid and cost-effective sequencing of DNA and RNA, and is widely used in genomics and molecular biology.

What is next-generation sequencing?

The basis of NGS is the simultaneous sequencing of millions of small DNA fragments, prepared from an entire genome, transcriptome, or targeted regions of interest. Our facility exclusively uses Illumina NGS technology. More information can be found here

What services do we offer?

We offer library preparation and sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq, NextSeq and HiSeq2500 instruments, to cater for small to large-scale sequencing projects. We provide raw and fastq data files with a very fast turnaround time. We also offer bioinformatic support for sequence analysis.

New to sequencing?

We can help every step of the way, from project planning to execution and data delivery within a matter of weeks. 

What would you do if you could sequence everything? 

Eight years ago this was a speculative question, but today this is reality. Advances in technology and plummeting costs, combined with scientific creativity have made the impossible accessible. We have, for example, sequenced dozens of our hominid ancestors, decoded fetal DNA in maternal blood, and uncovered extraordinary microbial complexity in every environment. The next challenge is to apply this technology to ask new questions and imagine the possibilities. At the University of British Columbia Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium (SBC) our mission is to make these technologies available and train the next generation of genomic scientists. We look forward to working with you on your next generation genomics project.

Next-Generation Sequencing and Library Preparation