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.
We are pleased to announce that thanks to the recent acquisition of the new Illumina HiSeq 3000 sequencer, we are the first in Italy to provide the HiSeq 3000 sequencing service. With faster sequencing runs and reduced per-base-costs, HiSeq 3000 technology makes transcriptomic and genomic sequencing increasingly cost-effective.