Launch of Oxford Genomics Centre website

The Autumn Oxford Genomics Forum on 27 September marked the launch of a new website for the Oxford Genomics Centre,, representing a new joint corporate identity for two of the Centre’s successful core groups, High-Throughput Genomics and Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics. The Oxford Genomics Centre integrates genomics and analysis services to support researchers within the WTCHG, the University and the wider scientific community. To contact us about a particular project, please e-mail on

Continuing the commitment to offer cutting edge technology, the Oxford Genomics Centre is upgrading two of its five Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencing machines to the new HiSeq 2500 specification. By adding a new ‘fast’ run mode, the 2500 model can generate high-coverage whole-genome sequencing for urgent runs in a little over a day, plus access to a range of new applications that will soon include more efficient high-throughput targeted amplicon sequencing enabled by the 2500’s longer reads. All of the new capabilities will be available at a per-gigabase cost only fractionally higher than the current cost. Combining the HiSeq 2000, HiSeq 2500 and latest MiSeq upgrade, the Oxford Genomics Centre can support the widest range of sequencing applications for clinical and basic research. …David Buck, head of High-Throughput Genomics, said, "These upgrades underline our commitment to support the widest range of applications for basic and also clinical researchers". More information about Illumina sequencing is available at For an informal discussion of your sequencing needs, contact David Buck or Rory Bowden in person or at