Established in 2009 as part of the Life Sciences and Engineering Infrastructure Center, the Technion Genome Center (TGC) is at the forefront of sequencing technology, providing state-of-the-art services to researchers from diverse disciplines.
The TGC plays a central role in enabling the Technion’s researchers to find answers to the pressing questions of developing genome technology in the 21st century.
The TGC offers a range of services, from designing the experiment, through library preparation and sequencing, to bioinformatics analysis.
The mission of the TGC is to maintain and expand its role as Israel’s leading sequencing facility. To this end, it upgrades its equipment as new technology becomes available.
The TGC team, located in the Technion’s new Emerson Life Sciences Building, includes highly-trained and experienced scientists, bio-informaticians, and molecular biology specialists who have a proven record of working together with researchers from the Technion, other universities, and industry.
The TGC’s customers include Israeli universities, research institutes, hospitals and genetic institutes, industrial companies, and start-ups.
The TGC’s state-of-the-art equipment includes:
- Illumina HiSeq 2500
- Illumina MiSeq
- Agilent Bravo automation system for sample preparation
- Agilent TapeStation 2200 – DNA and RNA quality control
- Covaris E220 – DNA shearing system
- Advanced molecular biology laboratory