Gene Expression Core Facility


The GECF (Gene Expression Core Facility) provides a diverse set of tools for the functional and quantitative analysis of genomes and transcriptomes. We offer access to next-generation sequencing both on single cells or bulk cell populations, as well as to classical or high-throughput microfluidics-based qPCR technologies. In addition, we provide spatial transcriptomics analyses. Finally, we enable manipulation of the cellular gene expression program by providing different genome-wide collections of ORFs.

Because new technologies constantly emerge, we are eager to discuss means to further improve and develop our toolbox.


April 2021

  • The replacement process for our HiSeq 4000 sequencer has begun, more news in 2 months.
  • Our 10X Genomics single cell multiome (scATAC-seq+scRNA-seq) service is operational.

March 2021

September 2020

February 2020

April 2019


  • Our new HiSeq 4000 sequencer just arrived! Service will begin later in January.
  • We released libraries submission guidelines for NextSeq sequencing. They are available here.
  • We released RNA submission guidelines for RNA-seq, and gDNA submission guidelines for whole genome sequencing or exome sequencing. They are available here.
  • A slightly updated version of our price list is available here.
  • Our new 10X Genomics Chromium instrument is operational. This allows scaling up single cells transcriptomics experiments to thousands of cells.
  • New user-friendly short protocols are available for the TapeStation 4200.



  • Initial release of our new MOUSAIC collection of murine ORFs.
  • New improved versions of the Fragment Analyzer kits were released.
  • Our new Agilent TapeStation 4200 has arrived. This RNA/DNA profiling instrument nicely complements our Fragment Analyzer. Please contact us for more details.


  • Our next-generation Illumina NextSeq 500 sequencer is now operational. Please contact us for more details.
  • Our service of automated 96-well plate minipreps is now available. Please inquire for further details.
  • The new FlexSix system is available on our BioMark HD, allowing for much more flexible samples/genes combinations.
  • CAHOS database v1.004 released, including 32 new human ZNF ORFs.
  • A Lacz-V5 positive control is now available for the ORF lentiviral vectors collection (CB-Lenti). GFP soon to be available also.
  • Our new QuantStudio 6 Flex qPCR instrument is available for booking (only with a 384w block for now).