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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Environmental Sequencing Facility

Head:  Dr Phyllis Lam

The Environmental Sequencing Facility provides a range of next-generation sequencing and analysis services using the latest cutting-edge technologies. Our experienced staff offer a wealth of knowledge in this field and understand the complex requirements of modern research environments.

Based within Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, the Environmental Sequencing Facility is part of a world-class research institution.

Our services

We are able to provide services covering the whole next generation sequencing workflow, including:

Our capabilities

The majority of our digital sequencing activity is delivered by the Illumina MiSeq sequencer. This versatile instrument carries out a range of applications including:

The Illumina MiSeq offers a number of advantages including:

Other equipment


Alison Baylay, a post-doctoral research fellow, specialises in developing methods and pipelines for marine metagenomic and transcriptomic studies using the illumina sequencing platform. Nicola Pratt, a Senior Research Technician, supervises the marine biology technical team and provides technical support in a wide variety of research areas. Dr Phylllis Lam  - Associate Professor in Microbial Biogeochemistry within the School of Ocean and Earth Science.

Contact details

For further details and sequencing enquiries contact

Dr Alison Baylay
023 80596446

Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

Please enquire for pricing


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