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CeGen-USC

Spanish National Genotyping Centre, University of Santiago de Compostela (ES)

Prof Angel Carracedo

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The Group of Genomic Medicineat the University of Santiago de Compostela, is a joint venture of researchers from the Population and Forensic Genetic group of the USC and researchers of the Galician Foundation of Genomic Medicine. This is a support organization of the health service of Galicia (SERGAS) offering a clinical genetics service (both molecular and cytogenetic analysis) to all hospitals in the SERGAS network comprising 3.5 million inhabitants. FPGMX is one of the foremost clinical genetics support organizations in Spain, offering one of the highest volumes of throughput and one of the most extensive arrays of molecular diagnostic tests for inherited diseases. Major lines of investigation from 2000 to date comprise genetics of complex disease, genetics of breast and CRC, pharmacogenetics, population and evolutionary genetics.


Integrated within the group is the Santiago node of the National Genotyping Centre. The aim of the centre is to offer high-throughput SNP analysis and to facilitate the statistical analysis and bioinformatic tools for SNP selection in association and linkage studies and for post-genotype analysis. The Centre has 8 different genotyping platforms both high-throughput and low and middle capacity: Genechip and GeneTitan (Affymetrix), iScan System (Illumina), GeneTitan (Affymetrix), BeadXpress System (Illumina) VeraCode and MassArray (Sequenom), iPLEX Gold, Open Array Genotyping System of Applied Biosystems and iScan System (Illumina). Additional activities include methylation analysis and next generation sequencing. Members of CeGen have extensive experience in providing genotyping services for national and international multi-centre investigations and they are partners in the FP7 funded projects CHIBCHA, GEUVADIS and EUROFORGEN.

 

Contributing personnel

Angel Carracedo Alvarez

Manuela Gago
María Torres Español
Inés Quintela García
María Victoria Lareu

María Soledad Otero Piñeiro

 

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