Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Welcome to NUSeq!

NUSeq is a new core facility that provides full next-gen sequencing (NGS) capability to Northwestern University. The core brings together in-house NGS data generation and bioinformatics support in a single integrated operation. As the only Northwestern core facility dedicated to NGS, NUSeq serves all NU researchers on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses, as well as those at external academic and commercial organizations.
Click here for a list of NGS and other genome research services we provide.
Email, or call us at 312-503-3331 (director) or 312-503-3702 (lab).

NUSeq Announces the Illumina HiSeq 4000, Significantly Expands Sequencing Capacity at Northwestern

The Center for Genetic Medicine and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Research Core Facilities announce the installation and full operation of a new Illumina HiSeq 4000 Next-Gen Sequencer at the NUSeq Core Facility. The arrival of this sequencer marks a major expansion of next-gen sequencing capabilities at Northwestern after the establishment of NUSeq in 2015. The acquisition of this instrument was provided by the Searle Leadership funds.

Available to all Northwestern researchers, the Illumina HiSeq 4000 provides unparalleled data output and sample throughput with exceptional data quality. This sequencer can generate 10 billion reads and 1500 Gigabases in each run supporting a broad range of research projects including whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methyl-seq, microbiome shotgun sequencing, and cancer risk gene panels.

NUSeq offers extremely competitive pricing for sequencing performed using this new instrumentation. Starting from $725 per lane for 300-400 million 50 bp single reads, all sequencing runs have the lowest running costs in the Chicago region and are among the lowest in the nation. Information on sequencing services and pricing on the HiSeq 4000 is available on the Core’s website. Services can be requested through NUcore. Initial project consultation is encouraged and provided free by contacting the Core.

With the addition of this HiSeq 4000 and the more recently purchased Illumina MiSeq, NUSeq has a fleet of next-gen sequencers designed to meet the needs of Northwestern’s researchers. NUSeq is now providing state-of-the-art next-gen sequencing capabilities coupled with integrated bioinformatics analysis to support Northwestern’s biomedical research.

Advancing Discovery Through Cutting-Edge Genomic Technologies

Q&A with Xinkun Wang, PhD, director of the NUSeq Core Facility in the August 2017 Feinberg School of Medicine Research Office Breakthroughs newsletter.

NUSeq featured in the Northwestern Core Facilities video

Xinkun Wang, PhD
Research Associate Professor

300 E. Superior Street
Tarry 2-757
Telephone: (312) 503-3331
Fax: (312) 503-3210

Matthew Schipma, PhD
Associate Director
Research Assistant Professor

750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Rubloff 11-144
Telephone: (312) 503-5324