Chronological order - Most recent first
  • The latest
    Illumina sequencer
    installed at the Platform
    Posted on August 22, 2022

    The Platform is recently equipped with the NovaSeq 6000 sequencer from Illumina. This powerful and cost-effective sequencer can generate up to 6 Tb in less than 2 days. It also allows to scale up and down the output, ideal for large studies as well as innovating projects requiring specific configurations.

  • Gene expression research & Digital Spatial Profiling
    October 19, 2021
    Posted on September 23, 2021

    NanoString and the Genomics Platform will hold a workshop on October 19, 2021, at the CMU. The new GeoMX Digital Spatial Profiler that allows highly multiplexed spatial RNA and protein profiling will be presented. Updates on the nCounter system (available on the Platform) will be given. Pre Charna Dibner (Depts of Medicine and Cell Physiology and Metabolism) will also share her last NanoString data. More details in the flyer. Registration is required.

  • SARS-CoV-2 whole genome
    Posted on February 10, 2021

    SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing is now available at the Platform. Library preparation is performed with the amplicon-based Paragon Genomics panel. Amplicon sequencing is done on the Illumina MiSeq (2 x 150 bp). Data analysis is proposed (up the lineage assignment).

  • 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.

  • Half-day meeting
    March 26, 2018
    Posted on March 21, 2018

    Thermo Fisher Scientific organises a half-day meeting entitled High-throughput real-time PCR solutions and digital PCR. This meeting is an opportunity to have an overview on the OpenArray™ technology just installed on the Platform. Details on the flyer. Registration is required.

  • Half-day meeting
    February 26, 2018
    Posted on February 26, 2018

    NanoString organizes a half-day meeting today at 13 h 30 at the CMU, room A04.2711. NanoString scientists will talk about deciphering the complexity of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation. Everybody is welcome. Details on the flyer.

  • The Platform in the AIR2
    December 4, 2017
    Posted on December 12, 2017

    The European Joint Programme CONCERT gave the floor to the iGE3 Genomics Platform in its monthly newsletter AIR2 (Access to Infrastructures for Radiation protection Research) in the issue 23 of December 2017.

  • New website
    November 30, 2017
    Posted on November 30, 2017

    Previously included in the iGE3 website, the pages of the Genomics Platform are now gathered in this separate website. All the contents are the same, but the former addresses are redirected to this new URL:
    Please bookmark it !

  • Half-day meeting
    September 14, 2017
    Posted on September 11, 2017

    Thermo Fisher Scientific organises a half-day meeting that will provide information about: how to optimise gene expression profiling workflow, the last qPCR development, complementarity of RNA-seq vs microarrays. Registration is required.

  • Open doors
    March 31, 2017
    Posted on March 24, 2017

    To celebrate the move of the Platform to the CMU building A, 6th floor, and show you our new space in laboratories A06.2705, 6, 7 & 2906, we would like to invite you for a drink on Friday, March 31, from 2 to 5 pm.

  • The HiSeq 4000 is running!
    Posted on March 14, 2017

    Due to the patterned flow cell technology, this new Illumina sequencer offers a deeper coverage (30% reads more per lane) and allows a higher sequencing speed for a lower cost.

  • The Platform has moved to CMU 6
    March 2017
    Posted on March 10, 2017

    Come and visit us in our new space (laboratories A06.2705, 6, 7 & A06.2906, 8).

  • MetaCore training
    February 6, 2017
    Posted on January 13, 2017

    The 6th of February 2017, the Platform hosts a training for the use of MetaCore, an integrated software suite for functional / pathway analysis after RNA-seq / microarray experiments. Registration is required.

  • NanoString nSolver training
    December 6, 2016
    Posted on November 22, 2016

    The 6th of December 2016, the Platform hosts a training for the use of the new nSolver tool developed by NanoString for advanced NanoString data analysis, statistics, data visualisation and pathway analysis. Registration is required.

  • Core Facilities day
    November 25, 2016
    Posted on November 22, 2016

    The 25th of November 2016, the Faculty of Medicine organises a Core Facilities day. The morning session is dedicated to platform presentations. The afternoon offers the possibility to visit the different platforms. For UNIGE collaborators only.

  • High throughput single-cell RNA-seq
    Posted on January 11, 2016

    Thanks to the C1 instrument from Fluidigm, we generated our first high throughput single-cell mRNA-seq data set: the transcriptome of 1600 single-cells has been analyzed in a run!

  • QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System
    Posted on October 7, 2015

    The Genomics Platform is now equipped with the QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System from Thermo Fisher Scientific: ideal for absolute quantification, copy number variation, rare allele detection or low target copy detection.

  • User Meeting
    June 19, 2015
    Posted on May 27, 2015

    Learn more about the latest technologies provided by the Genomics Platform: DNA-sequencing, RNA profiling, single-cell analysis, chromatin remodelling and genotyping.

  • CytoScan Affymetrix arrays
    Posted on December 16, 2014

    The Genomics Platform is now certified to process Constitutional Cytogenetics CytoScan arrays providing a very high resolution for CNV, LOH, cnLOH.

  • MiSeq sequencer
    Posted on March 17, 2014

    The Genomics Platform together with the Protists Evolution laboratory of the Department of Genetics and Evolution (Science III, UNIGE) acquired the MiSeq sequencer from Illumina. Due to long read length (600 bp), scalable output and short time run, this desktop instrument is ideal for de novo small genome sequencing, targeted gene sequencing or gene expression and metagenomics.

  • Single Cell mRNA sequencing
    Posted on October 18, 2013

    The C1 Auto Prep system from Fluidigm allowed us to prepare RNA-seq libraries of high quality starting from Single Cell.

  • New sequencer: HiSeq 2500
    Posted on May 17, 2013

    The recent upgrade of the HiSeq 2000 in 2500 guaranties higher data quality, flexibility and speed: now available the sequencing of 1 Human Whole Genome in 40 h (2x100 bp reads) and De Novo sequencing genome(s) in less than 2.5 days (2x150 bp reads).

  • Seminar on Fluidigm instruments
    Posted on February 7, 2013

    Microfluidic based technology allowing Single Cell genomics, digital PCR and target enrichment will be presented.

  • Single Cell expression analysis
    Posted on January 7, 2013

    The NanoString technology offers Single Cell Gene Expression analysis of up to 800 genes in a single tube. Cell-to-cell differences can now be addressed within a population of cells.