The Genomics Unit is equipped with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology, the Illumina MiSeq. The robustness of the system puts it at the top of the line of NGS sequencers for sequencing of small genomes. The MiSeq offers an end to end sequencing solution, integrating cluster generation, amplification, sequencing, and data analysis in a single instrument.

With this technology we are able offer the following services:

Amplicon sequencing

Small genomes re-sequencing


De novo sequencing of small genomes

The unit is supported by the KCRI Bioinformatics Unit which develops and maintains the applications and databases used for analysing sequence data. The KCRI bioinformatics applications are publicly available via the KCRI application portal at