DNA Sequencing Facility at the Department of Biology


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Biological Sciences

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment
  • Services

Degree of recognition

  • National


The DNA Sequencing Facility is a cross-faculty facility for DNA and cDNA (RNA-Seq) sequencing and is primarily intended for academic research groups based at Lund University.
Our facility staff have expertise in most aspects of DNA sequence analyses and can offer help and advice on experimental design, library constructions, analyses and bioinformatics and provides assistance to both beginners and experienced users.
The facility is organized into two major units. One unit for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and a second unit for more traditional Sanger DNA sequencing.
Users during the years have been from both the inside of our faculty, and then mainly then from our Department of Biology as well as from the outside (such as MedFak (LU), Karolinska, Umeå Univ., Kalmar Univ., Oslo Univ.).

Equipment and resources

- Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) on an Illumina MiSeq
- Sanger DNA sequencing on a 8-capillary Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer
- Quality checking/assessment of DNA and RNA on Agilent 2100 BioAnalyzer
- DNA shearing on a Covaris M220

Digital and physical collections

Further information is available at http://www.biology.lu.se/services/dna-sequencing-facility

Services provided

The services available are:
- Next-Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) on an Illumina MiSeq
- Traditional Sanger DNA sequencing or fragment analysis on a 8-capillary Applied BioSystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer
- Quality checking/assessment of DNA and RNA on Agilent 2100 BioAnalyzer
- Construction of various NGS libraries for DNA sequencing
- DNA shearing on a Covaris M220

Management of the infrastructure

Persons directly involved the operation of the facility:
- Tomas Johansson, manager of the facility and managing the NGS activities
- Anna Sterngren, managing the Sanger DNA sequencing
- Staffan Bensch, head of the MEMEG unit

Available for loan

Not available for loan

Terms of access:

The facility is open to any user. For users within the LU charges for the services are according to the cost of consumables (given at our webpage, http://www.biology.lu.se/services/dna-sequencing-facility). For users outside the LU personnel payroll costs will be added.