Genomics platform (PGEN)


Ion Proton Sequencer and Ion Chef Robot     Illumina MiSeq Sequencer     Sanger sequencer and fragment analyser     Affymetrix microarray platform

Technical and scientific expertise

  • Sequencing (Sanger, NGS)
  • Genotyping (micro array, fragment analysis)
  • Molecular karyotyping (micro array)
  • Bioinformatics (exomes [WES], genomes [WGS], gene panels [panels], transcriptome [RNAseq])

Main equipment

  • Illumina MiSeq sequencer
  • Ion Torrent Ion Proton sequencer and an Ion Chef for sample preparation
  • HPC cluster for bioinformatics processing of NGS data (WES, WGS, panels, RNASeq)
  • Affymetrix microarray platform
  • Sanger sequencer and fragment analyser
  • Contracts for outsourcing WES, WGS and RNAseq, according to public procurement regulations
  • Highlander software, developed in-house, for variant analysis from NGS data


  • Genetics
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Personalised medicine
  • Virology
  • Agronomy

Services available to

  • UCLouvain students and researchers (access to equipment and technical support)
  • Non-UCLouvain parties


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