DNA Sequencing and Genomics Laboratory (BIDGEN)

Overview of Services

The DNA Sequencing and Genomics Laboratory (BIDGEN) laboratory at Institute of Biotechnology was originally founded in 1990 and later in 2008 reorganized by fusing two existing laboratories into one larger unit.

Our group has two distinct functions:

1) We are a core facility providing DNA sequencing service
2) We perform research projects on several topics

  • de novo genome sequencing of entire genomes
  • RNA sequencing
  • metagenomics and metatranscriptomics
  • amplicon sequencing
  • any kind of bioinformatic analysis

 

Instrumentation in the lab

  • Sanger Sequencing
    • Sanger capillary sequencer ABI3130xl
  • NGS

Since 2006 we have been utilizing the NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) approach in genomics, metagenomics and functional genomics. The constantly developing NGS technologies have enabled us to perform sequencing of eukaryotes, prokaryotes, fungi and viruses. We perform de novo assemblies and large scale population genome sequencing studies. We also do microbial diversity studies using 16S and ITS amplicon sequencing. For amplicon sequencing more than 4 000 samples can be multiplexed in one run.

We have the state of the art NGS instruments in use:

    • Illumina NovaSeq, NextSeq500, MiSeq, iSeq 
    • PacBio In ~June 2020 Sequel II (before RSII) 
    • 10X Genomics Chromium 
  • Other instruments
    • Bio-Rad Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR)
    • Roche qPCR480
    • NanoString nCounter

 

                                                                                     

 

Contacts

Petri Auvinen, Head of Laboratory Lars Paulin, Laboratory coordinator
petri.auvinen-at-helsinki.fi lars.paulin-at-helsinki.fi
   
Laboratory personnel

 bi-dnagen-at-helsinki.fi

If you need any help using iLab - contact Pia Laine (pia.k.laine-at-helsinki.fi) or Lars Paulin (lars.paulin-at-helsinki.fi)


Hours of operation 

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00h - 16:00h  

Shipment and location 

Shipment/delivery address
DNA Sequencing and Genomics
Institute of Biotechnology
Viikinkaari 5D

00790 Helsinki, Finland

Location
Viikinkaari 5D
(Biocenter 2, 4th floor)
P.O.Box 56
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki 

  

University of Helsinki Business Identity Code: FI-03134717

Links and Resources

  1. Biocenter BIDGEN site

  2. UH DNA Sequencing and Genomics Laboratory pag

 

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Petri Auvinen
Head of Laboratory
 

 
petri.auvinen-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Lars Paulin
Laboratory coordinator
 

 
lars.paulin-at-helsinki.fi
 

 

 

 

 

 
Päivi Laamanen
Technician
 

 
paivi.laamanen-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Kirsi Lipponen
Technician
 

 
kirsi.lipponen-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Ursula Lönnqvist
Technician
 

 
ursula.lonnqvist-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Hanna Roos
Technician
 

 
hanna.roos-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Eeva-Marja Turkki
Technician
 

 
eeva-marja.turkki-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Eevakaisa Vesanen
Technician
 

 
eevakaisa.vesanen-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Pia Laine
Bioinformatician, iLab support
 

 
pia.k.laine-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Annina Lyyski
Bioinformatician (maternity leave)
 

 
annina.lyyski-at-helsinki.fi
 

 
Ella Mustanoja
Bioinformatician
 

 
ella.mustanoja-at-helsinki.fi
 

 

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