DNA Sequencing and Genomics


We are part of the Institute of Biotechnology, an independent research unit belonging to the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) at the University of Helsinki.

Our group has two distinct functions:

1) We are a core facility providing DNA sequencing service (next-generation (AVITI and Illumina) and third-generation sequencing (PacBio, ONT) and Sanger).

  • Amplicon sequencing
  • Genome and metagenome sequencing
  • RNA sequencing

2) We perform research projects on several topics ranging from bioinformatics to de novo genome sequencing of entire genomes.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! 

Head of Laboratory, Petri Auvinen (petri.auvinen-at-helsinki.fi)

Laboratory coordinator, Martyn James (martyn.james-at-helsinki.fi)