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McMaster Genomics Facility

The McMaster Genomics Facility is comprised of two core facilities housed within the Farncombe Institute and provides full service nucleic acid analysis.

The Farncombe Metagenomics Facility (FMF), established in 2011, provides Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) using a variety of platforms including: Illumina NextSeq 2000, Ilumina MiSeq and the Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) Sequel IIe System. We presently use our 10X Chromium X Controller for multiple single-cell sequencing assays.  We offer DNA, RNA and protein analysis using Nanostring GEN2 nCounter technology. Other services include DNA and RNA quality assessment (Agilent Bioanalyzer and TapeStation System), DNA shearing (Covaris) and size selection (Blue Pippin). We encourage you to contact us regarding your project design for any new study. Our bioinformatician can assist you with data analysis on a fee-for-service basis.

The Mobix Lab provides high-quality capillary-based fluorescent Sanger Sequencing and Fragment analysis using our Applied Biosystems 3730 and SeqStudio Flex Genetic Analyzers. Our services also include DNA and RNA Oligo synthesis service through our IDT portal.

More information can be found at


Contact Information:

Phone 905-525-9140 ext. 27048 or 28013
Email: and mobixlab@mcmaster.

Facility Manager: Christine Mader (King)

Technician: Liliana De Sousa

Technician: Leanne Blanchard

Technician: Emily Jardine

Technician: Angela De Sousa

Bioinformatician: Judith (Jake) Szamosi

Director: Michael Surette