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Platforms: Next Generation Sequencing


The APC Microbiome Institutes state of the art DNA sequencing technology allows researchers to:

  • Accurately assess the composition or functional potential of the gut microbiota and microbiota of other environments (16S/ Shotgun metagenomic, RNAseq transcriptomics).
  • Assess the microbiota impact on health and disease.
  • Establish the impact of interventions (dietary, probiotic, prebiotic, antibiotic and/or chemotherapeutic) on these populations.
  • Decipher the associated health promoting mechanisms of action of specific health promoting strains.
  • Ensure the absence of virulence factors and assess the suitability of health-promoting strains for large scale industrial production.
  • Facilitate the sequencing of host eukaryote DNA with RNAseq being particularly advantageous.

The services that the Sequencing Platform offers to users are:

  • Project Design
  • Standard and Custom Library Generation
  • De Novo Sequencing of Genomes
  • Re-Sequencing of Genomes
  • Microbiome composition
  • Functional genomics
  • Transcriptome sequencing
  • Data Assembly
  • Data analyses

Staff Contacts

Host Institution

Host Logos - UCC and Teagasc

Partner Institutions

APC Microbiome Ireland

Biosciences Building, University College Cork, Ireland,