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Genomics facilities at IFGA

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The state-of-the-art genomics facilities at IFGA are open for scientific collaborations with other universities and industry in a wide range of research areas. IFGA’s genomics facilities are run as a combined effort of IFGA’s members. Expertise accumulated at IFGA in areas of metagenomics, clinical research, forensics and bioinformatics allows offering collaboration opportunities and various services.

Research areas supported


  • Human and animal microbiome research
  • Microbiome analysis of wastewater and drinking water
  • Food microbiome analysis
  • Soil microbiome analysis

Clinical research

  • Identification and analysis of genetic determinants of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson disease
  • Identification and analysis of genetic determinants of metabolic disorders


  • Microsatellite analysis
  • Low template DNA analysis
Types of analysis offered
  • Metagenomic DNA extraction from variety of sources
  • 16S rRNA, ITS and 18S microbiome analysis
  • Amplicon NGS of eukaryotic genes (multiplex PCR and long range PCR)
  • Preparation of NGS libraries for variety of applications, also as high-throughput
  • STR analysis by NGS and capillary electrophoresis
  • Whole genome sequencing (small genomes, such as bacterial)
  • Targeted RNA sequencing
  • Bioinformatic analysis of NGS sequence data via in-house workflows
Equipment available
  • Cell and tissue disruptor, Precellys Evolution
  • Quantus fluorometer, Promega Inc
  • Microchip Electrophoresis System for DNA/RNA Analysis MultiNA, Schimadzu Co
  • MiSeq system, Illumina Inc
  • Capillary electrophoresis system, ABI PRISM 310
  • Fully automated liquid handling workstation EppiMotion 5075, Eppendorf AG
  • Gradient thermocycler (ABI Veriti 96)
  • Real-time PCR system, Analytik Jena QTower3 G

Please submit your enquiry here