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Illumina NovaSeq 6000 installed at CGS

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of illumina’s most advanced next generation sequencer – Hong Kong’s first Illumina NovaSeq 6000 at the Centre for Genomic Sciences.

We strive to provide sequencing service at competitive price along with exceptional support.

NovaSeq advantages:

  • Cost Effective – Lowest price per Gb / read data
  • High Throughput – Highest data output / hour

Next Generation Sequencing Services at CGS – Turn your ideas into publications

  1. Professional Support – Dedicated teams for consultation, laboratory work and bioinformatics data analysis.
  2. Comprehensive – One-stop shop from nucleic acid extraction to data analysis.
  3. Customized – Tell us what you need, see how we can help!
  4. Stay Focused – Spend your time on research rather than in negotiations and tendering with external vendors.

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Sanger Sequencing Full Service Promotion

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Sanger Promotion Poster 2018

 

 

Relocation of Drop Box from Queen Mary Hospital Complex to Block T

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We are excited to announce that a new sequencing sample collection box has been installed at 7/F Lift Lobby, Dept. of Pathology (next to Lift 5 & 6), Block T, Queen Mary Hospital.

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Daily sample pick-up at 3 pm will begin at Block T on 23-APR-2018.

Simple. Fill in request form, drop-off samples and we will do the rest.
Convenient. No more walking up and down the hill. You can save commute time.

Fast. Get your sequencing results in 2-4 working days.

Remember to drop-off your samples before 3pm to ensure same day pick-up. Do NOT submit samples after 3pm on Fridays, Saturdays and the day before holidays.

Please refer to our sequencing website for sample preparation and submission procedure. We hope this will bring extra convenience to you. Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Single Cell RNA service (10X Genomics) at CGS

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We are pleased to launch a new platform service single cell RNA sequencing (NGS) at Centre for Genomic Sciences using Chromium Single Cell Controller.

This instrument encapsulates single cells from a cell suspension into vesicles containing gel beads known as Gel Beads in Emulsions (GEM). Transcripts will be released from cells and bind to the beads, followed by reverse transcription and library preparation to generate a pool of cDNA libraries.

Libraries generated are compatible with Illumina sequencers. Transcripts will be identified by their 3’ sequences, while all cDNA generated from the same cell will share a common barcode.

Applications:

  • Single-cell gene expression profiling of hundreds to thousands of single cells: starting with cell suspension all the way to next-generation sequencing. The service is available now!
  • Single-cell immune profiling (e.g. V(D)J transcript). The service is coming soon.

Advantage:

  • Encapsulate and sequence transcripts of 500 – 10,000 individual cells per sample
  • Prepare up to 8 samples per run (4 samples per run for optimal results).
  • Per sample price is around HK$ 15,000 to HK$ 20,000, depending on sample number and other factors. The price covers cell encapsulation to library preparation, while the sequencing cost is NOT included.
  • Free software packages available for data analysis and visualization.

For more service details, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and visit our website at http://cgs.hku.hk/portal/index.php/single-cell-10x-genomics.

 

 

 

New High Performance Computing Cluster at CGS

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We are pleased to announce that New High Performance Computing Cluster For Large Scale Multi-omics Data Analysis at the Centre for Genomic Sciences is now available.

A New High Performance Computing Cluster has been installed at the CGS-HPCF and is ready for use! The new computing cluster has some exciting features such as high end computing nodes, a more efficient job scheduler, easier way to use and manage software with multiple versions, ready to use genome references and more.

For more information, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and visit our website at http://cgs.hku.hk/portal/index.php/core-services/hpcf

 

 

 
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