UGent NGS Core

Expertise

Our focus - What can we do your you!?
Massively Parallel Sequencing

Massively Parallel Sequencing

Illumina MiSeq, NextSeq and HiSeq 3000 sequencing. Oxford nanopore sequencing.

Library preparation

Experimental design & library preparation

Virtually all applications of MPS are supported from experimental design to results, including single cell sequencing.

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics

A team of highly skilled bioinformaticians supports standard and custom bioinformatic analyses

About

Ghent University Expertise Centre for sequencing

Bringing together key experts in diverse omics fields and providing access to the latest laboratory infrastructure to position the UGent/Association UGent (AUGent) at the crossroads of innovative research. Early access to bleeding edge technology leverages the local research expertise, which is crucial to be at the forefront of scientific (r)evolutions. The technology allows innovative approaches to study (epi)genomes, transcriptomes and viromes, even in single cells. Newly aquired insights into complex biological systems and the impact of omics profiling in medicine will result in more personalized diagnosis and disease monitoring/stratification of patients, enabling therapy for improved active living and healthy aging. Ongoing research projects and collaborations span the life sciences and are thus diverse and truly interdisciplinary across several UGent faculties.

 

Partners

TEAM of EXPERTS

Filip Van Nieuwerburgh
Filip Van Nieuwerburgh

Principal Coordinator
Filip heads the UGent Next Generation Sequencing core facility NXTGNT, focusing on transcriptomics, (epi)genomics and bioinformatics. He coordinated the initiative to bring together key experts to create the Expertise Centre for Sequencing

Daisy Flamez
Daisy Flamez

Business Developer
Passionate towards innovation in applied biomarker research, business development and contract management, network and partnering with industrial partners, patent portfolio management, facilitation of obtaining (inter)national innovation funds, licensing, and setup of spin-offs.

Dieter Deforce
Deforce Dieter

Coordinator
Head of the Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is the director of ProGenTomics offering proteomics and genomics services.

Wim Van Criekinge
Van Criekinge Wim

Coordinator
Wim Van Criekinge founded and heads the laboratory for computational genomics and bioinformatics (BIOBIX) as well as the core sequencing facility (NXTGNT) with global collaborative reach across applied bioscience and clinical discovery.

Elfride De Baere
De Baere Elfride

Coordinator CMGG
Head of the laboratory and head of the clinic at the Center for Medical Genetics (CMGG) of the University Hospital Ghent (UZGent)

Björn Menten
Menten Björn

Coordinator CMGG

Kim Deleeneer

Coordinator CMGG

Kathleen Claes

Coordinator CMGG

Sarah De Keulenaer
Sarah De Keulenaer

Project coordination. Sample preparation expert. Financial administration.

Sylvie Decraene
Sylvie Decraene

Project coordination. Sample preparation expert. Financial administration.

Ellen De Meester
Ellen De Meester

Project coordination. Sample preparation expert. Financial administration.

Thalia Van Laetem

Project coordinator CMGG

Yannick Gansemans
Yannick Gansemans

Bioinformatics

Sonja Skevin

Bioinformatics

Laurentijn Tilleman
Laurentijn Tilleman

Bioinformatics

Biobix

Bioinformatics

Location

Ottergemsesteenweg 460

9000 Ghent

Belgium

 
Our hours

9.00 – 17.00
Monday – Friday

 

 
Contact us

Tel: +32 (0)9 264 80 48

NXTGNT@UGent.be

ngs@UGent.be