Our long read whole genome sequencing (WGS) service utilizes Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) platforms to characterize your novel genome of interest or re-characterize organisms with known genomes. Our team has extensive experience with a variety of sample types – we are continuously attempting new preps and sequencing protocols to push the boundaries of what these platforms can offer.
General Project Progression
De novo genome assembly
Our de novo genome assembly approach uses both ultra-long Oxford Nanopore Technologies reads alongside PacBio HiFi data. The ultra-long Oxford Nanopore Technologies reads are upwards of 100kb and the HiFi reads are 10-20kb in length with 99.8% accuracy; the combination of these two technologies results in extremely powerful data to create high quality genome assemblies. De novo genome assembly projects are tailored to your needs and depend on organism type and genome size; please contact us if you are interested in this service. If you require bioinformatic analysis, our group is highly qualified and experienced with these types of projects – please contact the BRC here.
Long read sequencing, requires extremely clean high molecular weight (HMW) DNA. This can be challenging for some organism types. Please see our HMW Extraction page if this service would benefit your needs.
We MUST have this information before we can proceed with your request.
Please contact email@example.com to arrange all sample submissions. Samples and submission forms must be submitted before a project can be entered into our queue.
Submission Forms and Guidelines
Please check the service page guidelines for specific Submission Forms and Guidelines that need to be included with your samples.
Submitting Samples/ Shipping Instructions
After setting up a customer account, filling out submission form, and reviewing submission guidelines, you can now submit or send samples. *We require customers to submit electronic Submission Forms!*
In Person Submission
Please give advance notice of submission date and time so staff can be prepared to receive samples. Schedule a time for drop off with a staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send the tracking information to:
Next Generation Sequencing: email@example.com
*Samples that are being shipped must have a hard copy of the submission form and guidelines in the package! This way we know what the samples are and where they are from.*
If shipping samples from outside UWBC, ship via express shipping carrier on dry ice to the address below: