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 new 10X Genomics single cell multiome (scATAC-seq+scRNA-seq) and CellPlex services are operational.
  • Our new QuantStudio 6 instrument is now operational.
  • Our new web tool CloneMap for ORFs browsing and QC is operational (thanks Fabrice David).

March 2021




  • 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.