Next Generation Sequencing

Using Illumina's High-Throughput Sequencing platforms

Next generation sequencing (NGS) has been the ultimate technology for receiving high-throughput genomic data, replacing traditional sequencing methods such as, Sanger sequencing, microarrays, etc. NGS gives high-output and accurate results, with fast turnaround time, applicable to various biological studies. 


The Genomics Research Unit (GRU) has two benchtop sequencers utilizing Illumina's advanced sequencing technology, available for all TAU researchers: 

The MiSeq System

The NextSeq 500 System


  MiSeq NextSeq 500
Applications Key Application  Key Application 
Large Whole-Genome Sequencing (human, plant, animal)  
Small Whole-Genome Sequencing (microbe, virus)
Exome Sequencing  
Targeted Gene Sequencing (amplicon, gene panel)
Whole-Transcriptome Sequencing  
Gene Expression Profiling with mRNA-Seq  
Targeted Gene Expression Profiling  
Long-Range Amplicon Sequencing*  
miRNA & Small RNA Analysis
DNA-Protein Interaction Analysis
Methylation Sequencing  
16S Metagenomic Sequencing
Output Range 0.3–15 Gb 20–120 Gb
Run Time 5–55 hr 11–29 hr
Reads per Run 1–50 million 130–800 million
Read Length 1 x 36 bp -2 × 300 bp 1 × 75 bp - 2 × 150 bp
Samples per Run 1–384  1-96


We provide assistance with all NGS steps, from experiment design to library preparation protocols and data analysis at the TAU Bioinformatics Unit.


In agreement with Danyel Biotech, all TAU researchers will receive 12.5% discount on all Illumina reagent kits.


For more information please contact us.



Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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