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Welcome to the Genomics & Transcriptomics Laboratory (GTL).

As a Core Facility, the GTL performs qualitative and quantitative DNA and RNA analyses. The services offered include comprehensive quality control (QC) of nucleic acids, classical Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis, as well as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis on NGS short-read (Illumina) and long-read (Oxford Nanopore / PacBio) platforms. We also perform single cell and spatial transcriptomics analyses using various technologies (10X Genomics, Becton Dickinson, Parse). The GTL also provides support for primary and secondary data analysis of the results.

The GTL is listed in the DFG Information Portal on Scientific Research Infrastructures (RIsources) as an equipment center that provides scientists with resources and services for planning and conducting research projects.

The GTL also acts as an NGS production site within the West German Genome Center (WGGC) in collaboration with the Universities of Cologne, Bonn and Aachen.

The following services are available at the GTL


Explain Podcast - from DNA to Sanger sequencing

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BMFZ Core Labs Newsletter #03-2023

Here you can find the current BMFZ Core Labs Newsletter

Discontinuation of the microarray service

The GTL will phase out the microarray service at the end of 2022. We would be happy to inform you about alternatives such as RNA-Seq. You can simply contact us at bmfz-gtl@hhu.de.

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