Edinburgh Genomics


The role of bioinformatics in genomics is to distil the many millions of data points generated by high-throughput technologies into information and knowledge that can be interpreted biologically.

We are skilled bioinformatics team with a wide range of skills, including software development and data analysis.

We have a wealth of experience working with large-scale genomics data from all next-generation sequencing platforms, including Illumina; PacBio and Oxford Nanopore.

Our team of post-doctoral and post-graduate bioinformaticians are ready to work with you on your research projects.

We have developed and implemented pipelines for quality assessment and control, sequence alignment, genome assembly, metagenomics, transcriptomics, environmental genomics and functional genomics, and we can help with virtually any project.


  • De novo genome sequencing, assembly and annotation

  • Genome resequencing, alignment and variant calling

  • Transcriptomics (RNA-Seq, microRNA-Seq, mRNA-Seq)

  • Epigenetics (MeDIP-Seq, Bisulfite sequencing)

  • Genotyping by sequencing (e.g. RAD sequencing)

  • Sequence capture (e.g. exome sequencing)

  • Metagenomics

  • Meta-barcoding (e.g. 16S)

  • Pathogen discovery and sequencing

We can help with experimental design, and will take your data from QC to biological interpretation.


We have a secure and sophisticated suite of technologies for the delivery of high quality bioinformatics.  We run a secure, powerful computer cluster running SLURM, with two thousand cores and 2 terabytes of RAM. 

We have an advanced data store (with several hundreds of Tb of capacity) based on highly resilient technology to assure availability and security of data.

Cloud computing (e.g. Amazon EC2) is becoming an ever more popular tool for big data applications such as genomics, and our staff are experienced in the use of this approach to high performance analysis.