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Genome Analysis Platform at CIC bioGUNE

Keywords: 
Genome Analysis, PCR, qPCR, SNP, Methylation, Epigenetics, mRNASeq, Chip-Seq
Research Area: 
Life & Medical Sciences
Location: 

CIC bioGUNE
Bizkaia Technology Park
Building 502, Floor 0
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

Contact: 

Ana M. Aransay Bañares
Email: amaransay@cicbiogune.es
Teléfono: 944.061.325

Available for external users?: 
Yes
Access protocol: 

Please check website

Description: 

The main objective of this platform is the set-up of high-throughput technologies in order to provide support for the characterization of genomes from different points of view. In particular, this laboratory handles molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics analyses applied to the investigation of DNA variants at the whole genome level, the expression of coding and non-coding RNAs and the characterization of DNA methylation profiles, mainly for projects within the Biomedical field, but applicable to any other biological question

Services: 

Array based assays:

  • Whole genome SNP genotyping and cytogenetic/CNV analysis
  • Array-based methylation for Epigenetic analysis
  • Whole genome expression

High-throughput sequencing:

  • DNA de novo sequencing
  • DNA targeted re-sequencing (optional target enrichment)
  • Chromatin immunoprecipitated DNA sequencing (ChIP-Seq)
  • DNA Methylation characterization
  • Gene Expression profiles by mRNAseq or Stranded-Total-RNAseq
  • Small RNA discovery

Basic PCRs and qPCRs:

  • Validation of SNP and CNV associations
  • Validation of gene expression by quantitative PCR

Bioinformatics:

  • Association studies
  • Epigenetic analysis (methylation)
  • Differential gene expression analysis
  • DNA de novo sequencing
  • DNA targeted resequencing (optional target enrichment) analysis
  • Chromatin immunoprecipitated DNA sequencing (ChIP-Seq) analysis
  • Methylated DNA sequencing analysis
  • mRNA-Seq analysis
  • Small RNA discovery analysis

Assistance in:

  • Experimental design and bioinformatics analysis for any of the mentioned applications
  • Designing customized SNP panels for genotyping projects
  • Designing primers for qPCR assays

*For help on with various experimental designs, please, contact Ana M. Aransay

We count on specialized equipment that helps for reading and decoding microarrays and high-throughput-sequencing as well as for RealTime-qPCR thermocyclers, namely:

  • HiScan-SQ (Illumina Inc.)
  • QS6 (Applied Biosystems)

In addition the core facility holds all the technology required to perform basic molecular biology experiments and nucleic acids quality controls, such as:

  • Bioanalyzer system (Agilent Technologies)
  • Experion (BioRad)
  • EpiMotion liquid handling (Eppendorf)
  • Centrifuges and microcentrifuges
  • Electrophoresis apparatus
  • Gel imaging systems, etc.