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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

NUSeq (genomic services)


NUSeq Core Facility provides state-of-the-art genomics instrumentation, bioinformatics, and technological expertise to support genome and biomedical research at Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University. Major technologies provided include next-generation sequencing, microarray, high-throughput DNA extraction, cell line authentication, quantitative and digital PCR, Sanger sequencing (via a partnership), for gene expression profiling, genotyping, epigenomics, DNA-protein interaction, 3D genome and DNA accessibility, and metagenomics. On the bioinformatics front, the Core provides data analysis and data mining services for genomics data generated in-house or externally. 

As the only genomics research facility at Northwestern, NUSeq currently provides over 60 genomics services to all groups at Northwestern on both Evanston and Chicago campuses, as well as Northwestern affiliates and external institutions. The Core’s highly trained lab and bioinformatics staff supports each project at every step of way, from experimental design to advanced data mining. Initial project consultation is provided free of charge.

Services Offered

  • Next Generation Sequencing
    • RNA-Seq (Including single-cell analysis)
    • DNA-Seq (Including whole genome, exome, and gene panel sequencing)
    • DNA Methyl-Seq
    • ChIP-Seq
    • ATAC-Seq (Including single-cell analysis)
    • ImmunoSeq
    • Mitochondrial DNA sequencing
    • Microbiome sequencing
  • Microarray
    • Illumina BeadChip (Methylome and genotyping)
  • Bioinformatics and Data Mining
    • Experimental Design
    • NGS Data Analysis
    • Microarray Data Analysis
    • Advanced or Customized Data Mining
  • Human Cell Line Authentication
  • High-Throughput DNA Extraction
  • DNA/RNA Concentration Measurement and QC
  • Traditional Sanger Sequencing
  • Real-time Quantitative PCR (Equipment Use)
  • Digital Droplet PCR (Equipment Use)


All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

“This work was supported by the Northwestern University NUSeq Core Facility.”

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Xinkun 'Sequen' Wang  
(312) 503-3331 

Matthew Schipma, PhD  
Associate Director
(312) 503-5324


300 E. Superior Street
Tarry 2-770
Chicago, IL 60611