Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit

High content genomic assays

The IMPPC Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit (GBU-IMPPC) provides as a service access to state of the art genomics technologies to perform analyses of DNA, RNA and chromatin on a global scale.

Technologies include next generation sequencing and microarray hybridization. These allow to perform sequencing, genotyping and profiling studies either genomewide or focused on regions of interest. Our equipment allows processing of Agilent microarrays and Illumina beadarrays, and sequencing by synthesis (Illumina HiScanSQ), pyrosequencing (Roche GS Junior) and proton sequencing (Ion Torrent-Life Tech PGM), allowing a wide choice of applications to chose from depending on users needs.

Please see specific listing of assays offered. Some of the applications offered using microarrays have an equivalent sequencing application, and gain in resolution and information content when they are performed using sequencing approaches. The choice of technology depends on the question asked and the allocated budget. Please seek advice through consultation before making your choice.

The GBU-IMPPC offers services for a fee that include consulting and experimental design, nucleic acid sample quality control through electrophoresis and fluorometry, and full execution of genomic assays from sample to data. This includes all steps from sample preparation and assay processing through data extraction and standardized bioinformatic and statistical analysis and reporting.

Preference is given to IMPPC researchers, but services are also open to users from external institutions subject to resources available at the time a service is requested.

Members of the Laboratory

  • Raquel Pluvinet, PhD - Scientist - Wet laboratory experimental procedures
  • Sheila Santin, PhD - Scientist  - Wet laboratory experimental procedures
  • Laia Ramos - PhD - Scientist - Wet laboratory experimental procedures
  • Gabriel Rech, PhD - Bioinformatician - In silico data analysis
  • Lauro Sumoy, PhD - Group Leader - Consulting and experimental design


Lauro Sumoy (lsumoy(ELIMINAR)
Tel: (+34) 93 554 3075

IMPPC Genomics Unit
Lauro Sumoy
Institut de Medicina Predictiva i Personalitzada del Càncer (IMPPC)
Ctra. de Can Ruti, Camí de les Escoles s/n
08916 Badalona


Prices will depend on the combination of assays requested.  Please check the list for a guideline of prices here. During the consultation phase the Genomics Unit will provide a quote for your request.

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