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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).

The following services are available at the GTL

Please note our undefinedrequirements 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.



Important information: Service restrictions

From now on we are temporarily limiting the availability of our services!

This affects all of our qualitative and quantitative DNA and RNA analyzes.

We NGS short and long read sequencing project will be delayed.

DNA sanger analyzes and DNA fragment analyzes are solely carried out on Mondays and Wednesdays. We are trying to provide the results the following day.

The XPress service is currently suspended.


We ensure telephone availability during core working hours at -15811 (laboratory) and -14367 (office), e.g. to announce sample deliveries.


Important information: New TSM System

Please note that the GTL will use a new sample managment system from 01/22/2020. You can find more detailed information about our new TSM system here.


Important information: Relocation of the GTL

From Wednesday, the 19.06.19 you will be able to find us in our new building (Geb. 22.07) on level U1.

Please hand in your samples exclusively at our new building 22.07 on level U1 in room 61.

If you have any further questions, please contact "15811" and "14367" as usual.


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

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


Single Cell Sequencing now available!

The GTL is pleased to offer single cell sequencing on the 10X Genomics Chromium platform. The potential applications of this system include, besides undefinedSingle Cell RNA Sequencing, undefinedSingle Cell Immune Profiling, undefinedSingle Cell ATAC-Seq and undefinedSingle Cell CNV Analyses. The linked-read technologie additionaly offers several interesting applications for undefinedExome- and Genome-Sequencing. If you are interested in doing Single Cell Sequencing or have any questions feel free to contact us.

Contact information:

undefinedProf. Dr. karl Köhrer (Head of GTL)

undefinedDr. Tobias Lautwein (Scientist)

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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