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Cambridge Genomic Services

A Next-Generation Sequencing and Array Facility in the Department of Pathology

Studying at Cambridge



CGS provides a fully flexible SNP genotyping service on Affymetrix and Illumina platforms for small, large, standard or customized projects, on humans and many other species. For choice of arrays please contact us.

CGS is one of the core labs with the highest capacity. Having the Tecan liquid-handling robot, iScan and autoloader, and a GeneTitan® Multi-Channel (MC) Instruments, our automated high throughput set-up makes us the ideal facility to run large genotyping projects for thousands of samples with fast turn-around times. We have extensive experience with large scale high-throughput genotyping projects to up to 70,000 samples and have the LIMS (Genologics) to support sample/project tracking.



  • Free advice on experimental design, choice of arrays and assays.
  • Experimental processing.
  • Data quality Control (GenomeStudio, Illumina; Genotyping Console™ Software, Affymetrix). 
  • Genotype calls
  • Delivery of data via FTP server.


Analytical tools 

    • Illumina GenomeStudio analytical software
    • Genotype calling softwares (Gencall, Illuminus, GenoSNP) 
    • PLINK
    • MERLIN
    • Affymetrix Genotyping Console™ Software