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TUCF Genomics Services

Below are the list of services offered to researchers in getting started with NGS technology.

Illumina NovaSeq 6000

The NovaSeq 6000 is currently the main workhorse of the Genomics Core. It can produce up to 6 Trillion bases and 10 Billion reads (or read pairs) within a 48-hour timeframe, sufficient amount of data for up to ~50 human genomes or ~400 transcriptomes. It is compatible with 4 different flow cells (S-Prime, S1, S2 and S4) and up to 250 bases per read, catering to the need of various project objectives and sample size, with a timely turnaround.

Illumina MiSeq Services

As the only personal sequencer capable of producing paired-end reads, the MiSeq system puts the largest portfolio of sequencing applications at your fingertips. Optimized sample preparation kits, push-button sequencing, and automated data analysis, create the first truly end-to-end sequencing solution.

MiSeq is the only benchtop sequencer that can produce 2 x 250 paired-end reads and up to 8.5 Gb of data in a single run. Allowing you to assemble small genomes or target variants with unmatched accuracy, especially within homopolymer regions. Process more samples in less time. Generate higher read depths to get greater precision for variant detection. All using the shortest sample-to-data workflow among all benchtop sequencers.

With MiSeq, you can:

  • Access the world's most widely published and accurate sequencing chemistry, backed by > 3,300 peer-reviewed publications
  • Multiplex up to 96 samples per run for greater efficiency
  • Get accurate bi-directional amplicon sequencing
  • Generate more complete de novo assemblies

Illumina NextSeq 550 Services


Library Preparation

Libraries must be prepared before they can be run on the Illumina systems. We accept both prepared and unprepared samples for sequencing.


The sheer volume of data generated using high-throughput sequencing creates many informatic challenges. We offer bioinformatics support associated with data management, read mapping, individual consultations, and extended analysis. We also can point you in the right direction with a variety of services.

Other Services


If you have questions regarding the design of experiments using Illumina sequencing, we provide consultations regarding any type of experiment, including transcriptome analyses, ChIP studies, or exon captures.

Contact Us for a discussion on your project and for a quote.