Genomics Core Facility (GCF)

Genomics Core Facility (GCF)

Genomics Core Facility (GCF) provides resources and services to support your research needs for high-throughput genomics. The GCF goal is to provide state-of-the-art genomics technology and related knowledge to Norwegian scientists.

Wetlab services

Our service includes a DNA/RNA sequencing service, based on state-of-the-art "high throughput sequencing" (HTS) technology (Illumina HiSeq4000 and NS500 instruments).

HTS can be used for a variety of studies e.g.: de novo sequencing, whole genome or targeted resequencing, complete exome sequencing, whole genome transcriptome profiling including quantification and transcript isoforms and small RNAs, ChIP-Seq to detect transcription binding sites across the genome and metagenomic sequencing of microflora genomes.

Recently GCF has also establiched single cell sequencig base on 10X Genomics technology.

In addition we offer genotyping microarray analysis using the Illumina microarray platform (Illumina HiScan instrument and Tecan liquid handling robots).

Bioinformatics services

Modern genome analysis critically depends on expertise in computational biology (e.g. bioinformatics, biostatistics, and theoretical systems biology). Such expertise is closely integrated with our facility in order to optimize throughput, data handling, and analysis.

As many researchers who will utilize the services at GCF do not have the experience required for efficient analysis of the data, our bioinformaticians provides a crucial bridge between the experimental platform and users.

Service Request

Please contact our Genomics Core Facility Manager for information about our services or prices.

Manager: Vidar Beisvåg, PhD, Tlf: +47 72825345 / +47 92044176

Staff at the Genomics Core Facility


Please contact Vidar Beisvåg for estimation of project cost.

Facility certification

The Genomics Core Facility has successfully completed an Illumina CSPro™ certification for High Througput Sequencing and gene expression and SNP genotyping using bead arrays, gaining entry to an elite group of Illumina genomics service providers globally. Illumina Inc., a San Diego-based company, provides leading-edge genetic analysis tools to genomics centers worldwide.

20 Feb 2020


genomics core facility
Photo: Geir Mogen / NTNU

Contact us

Visiting address

Genomics Core Facility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine
Laboratoriesenteret 5. etg. West
Erling Skjalgssonsgt. 1
N-7489 Trondheim

Postal address

Genomics Core Facility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine
Postboks 8905
N-7491 Trondheim


GCF is a part of the NorSeq (