Genomic Sequencing Unit (GSU) - Now Open for Service Delivery

A next generation sequencing core facility, known as the Genomic Sequencing Unit (GSU), based within the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (DGEM), Division of Molecular Medicine, was launched on the 17/06/2013 and is open for service delivery.

The facility is managed by Dr Melanie Febrer, formerly of The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), Norwich, who has extensive experience in running an NGS core. 

For further details please refer to the GSU website or contact the GSU Facility Manager with any general queries (  For any project proposals, please submit an enquiry form which can be found here.

The NGS Facility is funded by The Wellcome Trust, with further support from the School of Life Sciences.

Core Facilities

We have close links with the following core service laboratories for DNA sequencing and genetic analysis:

DNA Analysis Facility, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee
(DNA sequencing of PCR products and other templates, SNP analysis, DNA fragment size analysis, Next Generation Sequencing using the 454 Platform)

DNA Sequencing and Services, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
(DNA sequencing of plasmid constructs)

McLean Lab Shared Facilities

In the McLean Laboratory, we are able to offer the following facilities to local users:

  • IVIS200 Live Animal Imaging System
  • Taqman 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System

For access to these facilities, please use the contact link at the top of the page.