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Illumina NextSeq 2000 flow cell
genomics resources are pivotal to the identification of causal genes underlying key biological targets

The Core Technologies group was established in 2020 and incorporates the Genomics, Imaging & Biotechnology facilities. The Genomics facility is a central scientific resource, housing state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise, which supports sequencing, genotyping and gene expression analysis.

Development of high-throughput genomics tools are pivotal to the identification of causal genes underlying key biological targets. These include agronomic traits in crop species, pathogenicity of plant diseases, and fundamental processes in model organisms. These technologies are also essential for the molecular characterisation of microbial communities and ecosystems.  

The Genomics facility is managed by Pete Hedley, who will be pleased to discuss any potential projects, and expertly supported by Jenny Morris (Genomics Specialist), Clare Macaulay (Service Manager) and Louise Donnelly (Sequencing Technician).

The lab supports three main types of technology:

Next generation sequencing

Short-read Illumina and long-read Oxford Nanopore Technologies sequencing.

Sanger sequencing

Full Sanger sequencing service.


High-throughput 'Plant to Genotype' pipeline & standard fragment analysis.



Areas of Interest

Printed from /research/genomics on 03/12/23 07:06:08 AM

The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.