Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics

 

Our NovaSeq 6000 is in service.

 

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

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

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 resource capacities required to support the research and health care needs of our university and province, in alignment with Precision Medicine and Precision Health strategies.

 

Sanger Sequencing and Fragment Analysis

Automated capillary electrophoresis services for Sanger DNA sequencing and size separation of fluorescently-labelled fragments


Sanger DNA Sequencing

Economy and Full Service options for up to 700 bp in length.

Service Options and Sample Preparation

Genetic Fragment Analysis

Automated multicolour fluorescent analysis of PCR-based DNA fragments.

 

Sample Submission Guidelines

Orders and Data

Order placement and data retrieval is offered online.

More Information

dnaLIMS

Our dna Laboratory Information Management System (dnaLIMS) is hosted on a secure server, and can only be accessed by managed computers or VPN access if working remotely. We still extend our services to external customers, please contact us for assistance

dnaLIMS Login

Next Generation Sequencing

Sequencing on whole-genome scales


Consulting and Project Planning

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

Schedule a meeting

Analytical Services

Services are available for assessing DNA and RNA samples or user-prepared NGL libraries.

Services Available

Library Preparation Services

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

Library Prep Kits

Next-Generation Sequencing Services

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

Sequencing Options

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.