CRS4 hosts the largest Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform in Italy. The NGS Core Facility has a long experience in Illumina Next Generation Sequencing technology in a broad range of applications including whole-genome, whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing, analysis of DNA binding sites, targeted resequencing.
The NGS Core Facility has been involved in two large studies of the Sardinian founder population (CNR-IRGB, Cagliari - Italy), with thousands of individuals sequenced.
The NGS Core Facility, directly interconnected to CRS4 high-performance computing centre, is part of a fully automated infrastructure to support the bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data.
With the recent acquisition of the new Illumina HiSeq 3000 sequencer, we are the first in Italy to provide this new sequencing service.
We are proud to announce that NGS Core Facility has successfully completed Illumina Propel certification program for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) becoming an Illumina certified genomics service provider worldwide.