CF DNA Sequencing

The Facility provides next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology to the FLI. External users may also have access to the technology, e.g. upon collaborative arrangements. In addition to sample DNA/RNA quality check, library preparation and sequencing, the facility provides first-pass data processing, quality check and analysis. A number of pipelines for deeper data analysis are established and available, also via the CF Bioinformatics of the FLI.

Beyond analyzing whole genomes or subfractions thereof (e.g. exomes), NGS is ideally suited to provide insight into fundamental biological processes, such as transcription, translation, DNA methylation, histone modification, protein-nucleic acid interaction and much more.

The Facility operates the following technology platforms:

  • Illumina HiSeq2500
  • Illumina NextSeq500
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • PacBio RSII
  • Fluidigm C1 device for single-cell polyA+-RNA/DNA preparation
Set-up of a sequencing run
FLI: Set-up of a sequencing run
  • RNA-seq: sequencing of polyA+/rRNA- RNA for analysis of differentially expressed genes or transcriptome assembly
  • SmallRNA-seq: sequencing of small/micro RNAs for expression profiling
  • ISO-seq: sequencing of polyA+ RNA for transcriptome assembly/transcript isoform discovery
  • ART-seq: sequencing of ribosome-bound RNA for translation analysis
  • ChIP-seq: sequencing of DNA following chromatin immunoprecipitation to identify protein binding sites
  • WES: whole exome sequencing for variant discovery
  • WGS: whole genome sequencing for variant discovery or genome assembly
  • Amplicon-seq: amplicon sequencing for variant discovery or DNA methylation analysis

Internal users:
 Download (excel)  Sample form template for requesting NGS.

External users:
Please inquire.

Team (incomplete due to Data protection)

Name Phone Email Position
Marco Groth +49 3641 656054 Core Facility Manager
Martin Bens +49 3641 656801 Postdoc
Cornelia Luge +49 3641 656442 Research Engineer
Ivonne Görlich +49 3641 656242 Technical Assistant
Christoph Englert +49 3641 656042 Scientific Supervisor

* incomplete due to Data protection

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Dr. Marco Groth

Marco Groth
CF Manager
+49 3641 65-6054

Christoph Englert
Scientific Supervisor

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Overview CF DNA Sequencing

Overview CF DNA Sequencing