We conduct rapid, competitively priced, genome sequencing, assembly and databasing/analysis, both collaboratively and as a service.
We collaborate with the public sector, academia and industry. We welcome opportunities to support your projects, offering expert advice and technical support.
Some examples of genomics projects within the Milner Centre for Evolution
- Tracing the origin of Theodor Escherich’s original E. coli strain - The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 16, p634–636, June 2016
- Human to monkey transfer of Staphylococcus aureus in The Gambia - Applied and Environmental Microbiology, in press, Oct 2016
- Explaining the evolution of pre-historic crustaceans - Molecular Biology and Evolution Volume 29, 1031-1045, March 2012
- Understanding variation in the mutation rate within an organism's genome – Nature, Volume 523, p463-467, July 2015
- Regulatory gene networks in human brain development - BMC Developmental Biology, Volume 16, p13, May 2016
- Temperature related outbreaks of the water borne pathogens in the genus vibrio - Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 22, p1216-1220, July 2016
Phase 1: Professor Samuel Sheppard joins the Milner Centre for Evolution
Samuel Sheppard is principal investigator on the UK Medical Research Council Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (MRC CLIMB) project. This collaboration between Bath, Warwick, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea Universities deploys world-leading cyber-infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics. They provide free cloud-based computing, storage, and analysis tools for academic microbiologists in the UK.
1st June 2016.
Phase 2: New MiSeq system
The Milner Genomics Centre is taking advantage of recent advances in Illumina's sequencing chemistry and buys a new MiSeq system to improve cycle times and complete projects at a fraction of the time and cost. This system encompasses paired-end sequencing and with the long read lengths (up to 300b paired-end) is particularly useful for sequencing bacterial genomes.
1 August 2016.
Phase 3: New equipment for automated sample processing
The Milner Genomics Centre purchases new equipment for automated sample processing and quick, reliable sample quality control (Agilent Tapestation 4200) and quantitative PCR amplification/data analysis (AriaMx Real-Time PCR System).
1 September 2016.