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Department of Biochemistry


The Department has conducted a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has introduced a number of new measures to ensure the safety of our staff. In order to accommodate these new measures, our facilities will be operating revised services for the foreseeable future. Details of current arrangements and available services can be found here.

Services Available:


Illumina Sequencers MiSeq NextSeq500
No. of flow cells 1 1
Lanes per flow cell 1 4
Single-end reads per run 25 million 400 million
Max. read length 2 x 300 bp 2 x 150 bp
Max. Gb per run 15 Gb 120 Gb
Max. hours per run <56 hrs <30 hrs
Applications MiSeq NextSeq500
Human WGS (100Gb/sample) - 1 Human WGS/run
Exomes (25M clusters/sample) 1 exome/run <16 exomes/run
Bacterial WGS (0.5Gb/sample) <30 bacterial WG/run <240 bacterial WG/run
Gene expression (20M clusters/sample) 1 RNA-Seq/run <20 RNA-Seq/run
TF ChIP-Seq (5M clusters/sample) <5 ChIP-Seq/run <80 ChIP-Seq/run
Gene Panels (2M clusters/sample) <12 gene panels/run <200 gene panels/run

Information courtesy of Illumina