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University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology
Institute of Biotechnology
DNA Sequencing and Genomics

Research Director:
Petri Auvinen
Tel +358 (0) 2941 58902
e-mail petri.auvinen -at-

Laboratory Engineer:
Lars Paulin
Tel +358 (0) 2941 58887
e-mail lars.paulin -at-

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

Tel +358 (0) 2941 58884

Sequencing service e-mail:
bio-alf -at-

Institute of Biotechnology
Street address: Viikinkaari 5D (P.O.Box 56)
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 (0) 294 1911
Tel: +358 (0) 2941 4482624

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Sequencing service


DNA sequencing and Genomics laboratory is located in Cultivator 2 building second floor at Viikki campus in Helsinki. We are a part of the Institute of Biotechnology.

The DNA sequencing service is intended for all customers in universities, research institutes and companies. We are performing both conventional Sanger sequencing and high-troughput sequencing.

In our service single samples up to thousands of samples can be sequenced. We have an excellent capacity for DNA sequencing operating multiple next-generation sequencing platforms. We have a 454 GS FLX+ machine, multiple SOLiD sequencers, an Illumina HiScanSQ and a PacBio RS, which all can be used for highly parallel DNA sequencing. We are performing sequencing on genomes, de novo, resequencing, sequencing large clones or clone libraries and EST sequencing with these platforms, Chip-seq, RNA-seq, sequencing partitioned genome libraries (Sure select etc). Find out more on the Instruments-section of this site. The price of PCR purification is included.

We perform quality check for all the sequences analyzed in our laboratory. In addition to the conventional DNA sequencing we also run fragment analysis for customers. Our laboratory is equipped with several pipetting robots making it possible also to sequence large libraries in 96 or 384 formats. When sequencing large libraries we can also assist the assembly and downstream treatment of the results as a service on request.

In the case of next-generation sequencing projects before sending samples to us contact Lars Paulin or Petri Auvinen please.