Who we are

The Genomics Platform of iGE3 and the University of Geneva provides consulting
and access to the state-of-the-art methods in genomic technologies.

These technologies enable whole genomes, exomes, transcriptomes as well as more targeted sequencing.
SNP analysis (Genome-Wide Association Studies and cytogenetics), DNA copy number profiling and DNA methylation is also proposed.


The Genomics Platform offers a complete solution from advice on experimental design to data analysis.


Experimental design

Recommendations about samples preparation, replicates number, internal controls are given. Guidelines for the selection of the relevant technology depending on the project are provided.


Samples processing is performed either by the user under full supervision of the Platform staff or by the Platform staff itself.

Data analysis

Depending on the application, standardized or more specific analysis pipelines are applied. Data processing tools are developed by the bioinformatics staff and proposed to users. Tools for data visualization, biological interpretation, pathway and Gene Ontology are also proposed.

Latest news

  • SARS-CoV-2 genome
    Posted on April 7, 2020

    The Laboratory of Virology of the Geneva University Hospitals (Prof. Laurent Kaiser) publishes the SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequences found in 17 patients among the very first infected people in Switzerland. Details on these figures. See also worldwide data on Nextstrain website.

  • User Symposium
    October 18, 2019
    Posted on September 20, 2019

    This event will feature speakers who will present their findings and experiences in using our services. The meeting will also be an opportunity to meet specialists from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Illumina for a presentation and discussion on the latest technological advances and solutions. Details on the flyer. Registration is required.

  • Core Facilities open day
    November 9, 2018
    Posted on November 1, 2018

    Meet the experts and discover new tools for biomedical research during this open day of the Faculty of Medicine Core Facilities. The morning session is dedicated to platform presentations. The afternoon offers the possibility to visit 5 Faculty of Medicine platforms, upon registration. For UNIGE collaborators only.

  • QS12K for OpenArrays
    Posted on April 27, 2018

    The Genomics Platform is now equipped with the QuantStudio 12K OpenArray system from Thermo Fisher Scientific. OpenArrays are ideal for genotyping and expression studies that use large number of samples, assays, or both. Considering throughput, cost saving and flexibility, this system is currently the best-fit system for pharmacogenomics testing.


Potential users are encouraged to contact Mylène Docquier Mylène Docquier portrait Mylène Docquier, PhD
Platform Manager

  +41 (0)22 379 50 31
to discuss about their project.


Once you are ready to publish your results, please use the text below for acknowledgement. Experiments (to be listed by authors) were performed at the iGE3 Genomics Platform of the University of Geneva

Presentation of the Genomics Platform

© Frontiers in Genetics & UNIGE (YouTube, 5 min 35 sec)

This video was produced in March 2011. The Genomics Platform is directed by
Dr Mylène Docquier since August 2011.