Genotyping by sequencing

by KU Leuven - Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics

KU Leuven - Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics

Project development: we offer support to complete your project on whole genome sequencing (WGS), metagenomics, 16S metagenetics, metabarcoding, skim/shallow-sequencing, Reduced Representation Sequencing (ddRAD and GBS), SNP and DNA microsatellite (SSR) development and RNA sequencing (RNAseq) of non-model organisms from the ocean or marine lab to full reporting. Highly trained staff provide advice on a range of marine genomic issues such as choosing the most appropriate experimental design, the optimal genomics platform, the best return on investment, the most efficient bioinformatic tools and data analysis. Activities can be tailored either as contract or in scientific collaboration. Library preparation: the most optimal and cost-efficient library for DNA and RNA sequencing of non-model organisms is prepared by highly experienced staff. DNA and RNA sequencing: the Genomics Core of the KU Leuven ( offers a wide range of state-of-the-art instruments for short and long read sequencing at a competitive cost (Illumina, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore, and so on). Bioinformatic analysis of DNA and RNA sequencing data: sequencing data are analysed through a central pipeline incorporating the latest developments in bioinformatics. Computational support and data storage benefit from privileged access to the Flemish Supercomputer ( Analyses can also be run on the Cloud (Google clmoud). Experienced staff advise on the statistical analysis.