NIG: Modern integrated genomics is a key element to innovative research and personalized medicine

Genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics are crucial elements in modern biomedical research towards personalized medicine. Next-generation sequencing, the technology that allows to simultaneously analyze millions of DNA or RNA molecules, is a powerful tool that opens new research horizons. NIG, the NGS Core Unit for Integrated Genomics at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), is an internationally recognized service provider that delivers a broad portfolio of the latest technologies and methods to research groups and offers its users flexible and cost-efficient NGS applications within modern research approaches.

“Here at NIG, we have the longstanding expertise, first-rate technical equipment and refined infrastructure needed to successfully realize research projects. Our users benefit from a comprehensive service ranging from project design and selection of suitable methods to performing a broad range of state-of-the-art NGS-based experiments. In addition, we can also provide extensive statistical and bioinformatics support throughout the process, from assisting with experimental design to analyzing the generated experimental data” explains Dr. Gabriela Salinas, Head of NIG.

Prof Bernd Wollnik, Director of the Institute of Human Genetics, to which NIG is functionally affiliated, sees NIG as a key element and driver within UMG’s research structure: “This core unit delivers high-quality NGS data to researchers who analyze them by means of complex algorithms and bioinformatics pipelines to extract important insights into the processes that take place in specific biological systems, signaling pathways and organs. These methods and findings are central to the progress of personalized medicine.”

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