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

Capillary services for small-scale sequencing and genetic fragment analysis


Sanger Sequencing

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

Service Options

Genetic Fragment Analysis

Automated multicolour fluorescent analysis of PCR-based DNA fragments.

Sample Preparation Guidelines

dnaLIMS

Submit orders and retrieve data online.

Quick Guide

Annual Authorization Forms

Forms are now only accepted online, and can be completed by using your UCID and signing in to ECS at the link below.

Form Submission

Next-Generation Sequencing

Sequencing on whole-genome scales


Consulting and Project Planning

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

Schedule a meeting

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

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.