Centre for Genomic Research

The Centre for Genomic Research (CGR) conducts and enables world-class research.

We are equipped with all major high-throughput next generation and third generation sequencing and array platforms.  We offer a wide range of applications, with complementary informatics and analytical processing of data.

The facility

The Centre provides cost-effective access to the following cutting-edge technologies:

  • Illumina Novaseq
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • Pacific Biosciences Sequel
  • Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000 7G including the GeneChip® fluidics station and hybridisation oven
  • 10X Genomics Library Preparation system
  • NanoString® nCounter®

We are a certified service provider for:

  • Illumina
  • PacBio
  • NimbleGen SeqCap EZ
  • Agilent SureSelect

We also provide access to the following key capabilities:

  • Single cell genomics, including cell isolation based on sorting and dissection.

For access to DNA synthesis, protein expression and phenotyping, please contact the GeneMill.

Our wide biological scope

Our projects span metagenomic studies, de novo genome sequencing, and transcriptomics. The Centre has a proven track record in a diverse range of biological disciplines. These range from plants, pathogens and animals to cancer genomics and human genetics.

Internationally renowned scientists provide strategic direction supported by laboratory and informatic services delivered by proficient and highly experienced specialists.


We work with academic and charitable organisations, and deliver a service to commercial clients. Our commitment to research excellence is reflected in our collaborations that have produced over 400 peer reviewed publications since 2008 and raised more than £50 million in research income since 2009.


The CGR is led by Professor Steve Paterson and Professor Alistair Darby. Kathryn Jackson manages the Centre.


Centre for Genomic Research Website

For more information about the Centre, visit the facility website.

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