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Genomics & Transcriptomics Laboratory (GTL)

Welcome to the Genomics & Transcriptomics Laboratory (GTL).

As a Core Facility the GTL performs qualitative and quantitative DNA and RNA Analysis of your samples. Our offering includes both Sanger-Analysis and QC-Analysis, as well as Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Long-Read Sequencing (Oxford Nanopore / PacBio)
Have a look at our undefinedavailable Workflows section for an overview over available Workflows at the GTL for HHU and UKD members and how the GTL can support your research.

Job submission for the impatient

Please note our requirements concerning material, sample drop-off and transport and please use our undefinedTSM-System for job submissions.

Further Information about our TSM-System can be found undefinedhere. Information on how to find us can be found undefinedhere.



Changes to the quality management at the GTL

The necessary prerequisites for a certification of the DNA Sanger sequencing and DNA fragment analysis at the Genomics & Transcriptomics laboratory have been adapted this year to the new undefinedstandard ISO 9001:2015. This is currently valid until 07.07.2019.
Due to the upcoming relocation of our lab to a new building, we will temporarily suspend the accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for NGS sequencing analyzes as well as the quantitative and qualitative nucleic acid measurements. If your analyses are affected, please contact us.

Contact information:

undefinedProf. Dr. karl Köhrer (Head of GTL)

undefinedDr. Sybille Scheuring (Quality management representative)


Staff scientist for long-read bioinformatics (m/f)

The GTL is looking for an experienced Staff Scientist for bioinformatics (m/f) to support our team. The full posting can be found undefinedhere.


3rd Generation Sequencing

The GTL is pleased to announce that from now on Log-Read Sequencing is being offered at the GTL. For this purpose a undefinedSequel System from Pacific Biosciences and both a undefinedMinION and a undefinedGridION system from Oxford Nanopore Technologies have been installed at the GTL.

Feel free to  undefinedcontact us about further information.

Head of GTL

Prof. Dr. Karl Köhrer

Biologisch-Medizinisches Forschungszentrum (BMFZ) Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Universitätsstr. 1 40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-13165
Fax +49 211 81-11922
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