Genomics and Bioinformatics

Our Genomics Facilities have been successfully running since 1998 offering additional high level support in bioinformatics. We are an Authorised Service Provider for Applied Biosystems for qPCR and a member of the Illumina Core Lab Program.

Real-time qPCR and microarray platforms
  • Affymetrix and Illumina microarray platforms
  • Gene expression profiling
  • SNP genotyping and copy number analysis
  • MicroRNA analysis and methylation analysis
  • Evaluation of RNA quality
  • Primer design service
  • DNase, RNase and DNA contamination testing
  • Large scale real-time PCR runs in 96 and 384 well format (ABI QuantStudio 12k and ViiA7)
  • TaqMan Low Density Arrays (TLDAs)
Next Generation Sequencing
  • Under development but seeking internal collaborations
Bioinformatics analysis
  • Full bioinformatics support for microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS) data
  • Project design and data analysis support for other CBS workflows


‘I have been impressed by the excellent quality of array results we have consistently received from CBS over several years spanning multiple chip formats’

Dr Julia Gee, Cardiff University

‘CBS provided a quick, efficient and friendly sequencing service that consistently and reliably turned around hundreds of sequences in a short time for the two year duration of my project. The sequencing service was also able to provide expert advice when problems arose with sequencing.’

Dr Paul Rice, Minton, Treharne and Davies

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