Founded in 2000 the Genome Centre at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has successfully provided genetic and genomic research facilities to researchers within Queen Mary University and the wider Life Sciences research community for over 10 years.
Initial investment in 2000 provided robotics, capillary sequencing and real-time PCR capability which we still support. Further investment in 2006 in microarray from Illumina (updated in 2011 to the iScan) has enabled the centre to support high-density SNP, Gene Expression and Methylation. 2008 and 2009 saw the adoption of Illumina's next-generation sequencing technology and the associated IT infrastructure. 2012 has seen the centre rolling out library preps using the Fluidigm and targeted sequencing on the MiSeq.
With this portfolio of platforms the centre can facilitate, studies of the genome, transcriptome and epigenome on any scale. The goal of the centre is to professionally partner all stages of ygenetic or genomic research projects, including project proposal, experimental design, training, technical support, analysis and interpretation of data.