Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics

Our NovaSeq 6000 has arrived!

Illumina's most powerful high-throughput sequencer is suited for a broad range of applications at the lowest cost per sample, from transcriptome sequencing to whole-genome sequencing and everything in between.

Check back in the Fall of 2019 for more details.

The Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics (CHGI) is a full service infrastructure platform (core facility) offering Sanger and Next-Generation DNA sequencing services and bioinformatics support to researchers across the University of Calgary.

Researchers need only submit isolated genomic DNA or total RNA and the Centre will perform all the following steps, from NGS library preparation through to generation of lists of variants or expressed genes. A wide variety of NGS applications, from single cell sequencing to metagenomics, are supported.

We aim to build the technological, bioinformatics and human resources capacities required to support the research and health care needs of our university and province, in alignment with Precision Medicine and Precision Health strategies.

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Sequencing on whole-genome scales


Analytical Services

Analytical services for assessing DNA and RNA samples or user-prepared NGS libraries.

Services

Library Preparation Services

Sample prep services for genomic, metagenomic, transcriptomic and small RNA sequencing as well as targeted sequencing via amplicons or hybridization-capture methods.

Library Preparation Kits

Next-Generation Sequencing Services

Next-gen sequencers for short- and long-read sequencing.

Next-Gen Sequencing

Consulting and Project Planning

Researchers should arrange a meeting to discuss sample requirements, replicates required and sequencing options before beginning new NGS projects.

Schedule a meeting

Pricing and User Forms

Sample submission instructions, templates and price lists.

Downloadables

Capillary-based DNA Sequencing

Sanger DNA sequencing and capillary-based DNA fragment analysis services are available through the UCDNA Services site.

Sanger Sequencing and Fragment Analysis

Bioinformatics and IT

Resources for data analysis and storage


High-Performance Computing

Compute resources in our private server room and other locations.

Data Storage

Multi-petabyte data storage on disk and tape.

Galaxy Server

Secure access to data and pre-configured workflows.

Bioinformaticians

Bioinformatics staff who can provide additional fee-for-service assistance.

Find information on data storage and bioinformatics services here.