What is Precision Sequencing?

Precision Sequencing is a consortium of four ‘fee-for-service’ sequencing providers within the University of Glasgow. We are a one-stop-shop for your sequencing requirements, and have a vast range of sequencing expertise and technologies. Let us do the hard work and determine who is the best provider to meet your sequencing needs.

Can I work with Precision Sequencing?

We accept project enquiries from any research institution or company, and the NHS. By submitting an enquiry form you begin a dialogue to get your project up and running. Your enquiry will be handed to one of our experts who can work with you to optimise your experimental design and get the best out of your samples. Once a quote has been agreed, your enquiry will be dealt with by the most appropriate consortium partner.

What technology does Precision Sequencing use?

We currently have a fleet of Illumina NovaSeq, NextSeq and MiSeq sequencing platforms as well as Ion Torrent Proton and PGM for genomics and transcriptomics and a 10X Genomics Chromium for single cell RNA sequencing.

How do I get a quote from Precision Sequencing?

Once you complete the contact form a member of staff will be in contact to tailor a quote to your specific requests. As a bespoke service provider, our experts may require further information to help fully assess your project needs.

How do I supply my samples?

Following a quote agreement, samples can be submitted to us as either prepared libaries, extracted DNA or RNA or as a cell suspension (for scRNAseq only). Samples can be submitted centrally to our facilities, but we request that samples be shipped in temperature controlled environments to preserve their quality. For single cell RNAseq, samples must be received 30 minutes after preparation for optimum results and therefore we can only accept projects within the Greater Glasgow area to ensure high quality data.

How will I get my data back?

Data will be transferred as raw FASTQ files or in any format that you request. Following analysis, remaining samples can be safely disposed off or returned at a cost. Precision Sequencing can also prepare reports with additional statistics. We retain your data for 1 year following the completion of a project, in order to provide additional support with data analysis should it be required. Following this 1 year period, your data will be destroyed. Our experts can provide advice on the most suitable data repository where you can store your data.

Can my data be reanalysed?

Of course, if you contact us within one year of your project completion our bioinformaticians can delve deeper into your data and help understand your data better. Our bioinformaticians are unable to analyse data generated outwith Precision Sequencing as our data analysis pipeline maintains a strict chain of custody with regards to your data.

How do I create and account?

You create an account with Precision Sequencing by submitting and enquiry form. After that our team will guide you through the sequencing pathway.

How long will it take to sequence my samples?

From the arrival of your samples we aim to return results to you within 4 to 6 weeks. Projects requiring analysis will have a longer time frame.