DeepSeq Facility

DeepSeq is the high throughput sequencing facility at Nord University.

We do high throughput sequencing and data analysis based on the Illumina, SOLiD and IonTorrent technologies. Complex genomes and transcriptomes of mainly aquatic organisms are targeted. The complete workflow is carried out at DeepSeq, including template preparation, library construction, sequencing, and data analysis. Our activity is academic and research initiated, but we offer project collaboration and support depending on capacity.

SOLiD platform​
Based on 
SOLiD 5500xl instrument

Ion Torrent platform
Based on the 
Ion PGM and Ion OneTouch 2 system.

Illumina platform
Based on 
Illumina NextSeq and Illumina MiSeq instruments. ​​

We are currently implementing the Oxford Nanopore MinION technology.

Current applications include whole genome sequencing (single and paired-end reads), RAD sequencing, RNA-Seq whole transcriptome RNA-Seq, small RNA sequencing (miRNA), and methylome sequencing. We are also planning to establish single-cell transcriptome sequencing.

Data analyses/bioinformatics are performed locally at Nord University and using the Stallo computer cluster at UiT - the Arctic University of Norway. We use a range of software tools including the Velvet assembler and CLC bio, several short sequence mappers and annotation by Blast2GO

The DeepSeq facility is located at Nord University, campus Bodø. 
Contact: Truls Moum

DeepSeq and the NextGen Facility at UiT are operating our NGS facilities in collaboration. ​​


Truls Moum - Genomics Research Group manager
Tor Erik Jørgensen​ - DeepSeq technician
Martina Kopp​ - DeepSeq technician​