Biological Sciences

Illumina DNA Sequencing in the MSBU

The MBSU is proud to announce the availability of Illumina Sequencing Platforms in the Molecular Biology Service Unit

Beginning immediately the following platforms are available: 

    MiSeq:  

  • Available to all users at a machine cost of $200 per run, this EXCLUDING reagent costs*.
  • This platform can generate between 540 Mbase and 15 Gbase depending on reagents used
  • More detailed information on the MiSeq platform can be found here

     NextSeq:  

  • Available to all users at a machine cost of $500 per run, EXCLUDING reagent costs*.
  • This platform can generate between 16.25 and 120 Gbases depending on reagents used.
  • More detailed information on the NextSeq platform can be found here

For more information on the cost of reagents for a particular run, details on Library construction, and procedures for accessing the new platforms, contact:

Corey Davis at cordavis@ualberta.ca 

or

Sophie Dang at sophied@ualberta.ca

*reagents may be purchased on a cost recovery basis from the MBSU