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Genomics Labs

Genomic sequencing services are available at numerous local labs. There are several DNA sequencers spread out across the country. These facilities offer high-quality data generation and analysis capacity, with expert assistance at competitive prices. Contact our help centre or the providers in your area to discuss your needs.

Click here to download the array of Genomics and Transcriptomics services offered by DIPLOMICS partner labs.



The Agricultural Research Council is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and fosters innovation to support and develop the agricultural sector.

Available platforms:
•  Three next generation illumina sequencers, a HiSeq2500 and two MiSeq systems
•  Hamilton star Plus for high throughput nucleic acid extractions
•  Infinium bead chip technology for SNP genotyping

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Western Cape

The CAF DNA Sequencer Unit at Stellenbosch University offers both Sanger and 

Next Generation sequencing services along with 

DNA fragment analysis. Students, researchers and industry can make use of the services.


Capillary Sequencing and Fragment Analysis

•  Post-PCR Cleanup 

•  Dye Terminator Sequencing  

•  Capillary Electrophoresis of Sequenced Products  

•  Capillary Electrophoresis of DNA Fragments 

•  SNP Genotyping

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) 

•  Sample QC Assessment : Qubit 4.0 | LabChip GX | BioAnalyzer  

•  Ion S5 

•  Data analysis |  Training | Consultation

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Western Cape

The Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (Ceri) is the largest and most advanced state-of-the-art laboratory in Africa and part of our vision is to create the most affordable genomic services to drive high-level science and epidemic response in Africa. Our sequencing fleet includes Illumina Novaseqs, Nextseqs 2000, Miseqs, GridIons (ONT) and  Sanger sequencers. This allows genomic data from humans, animals, plants and microbes to be produced locally at optimal cost and quick turn-around time.The centre also has a separate training area.


Western Cape

The Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR) is a non-profit organisation providing state-of-the-art ‘Omics’ services to the life science and biotech communities in South Africa.

CPGR services include Genotyping, Cytogenetic Analysis, DNA-SEQ, RNA Sample Preparation, Expression Profiling, miRNA Profiling and RNA Sequencing.

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Kwa-Zulu Natal

Challenging status quo & creating a scientific environment that drives innovation & reverses brain drain.

Available platforms:
•  Illumina (MiSeq, NextSeq, HiSeq)
•  Thermo Fischer S5 Ion
•  Sanger sequencing 
•  Oxford Nanopore Minlon


Western Cape

CenGen offers various genomic related services to plant breeders, producers and agricultural-related industries. The focus is to implement and utilise high-throughput molecular technologies in various applications involving crop and horticultural plants as well as fungi (e.g. wheat, barley, maize, grapevine, citrus, deciduous fruit- and nut trees, truffles and a range of plant pathogens).

CenGen customises each experimental layout in terms of size and specificity according to every client’s needs.projects.


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Makhanda (Grahamstown)

The Aquatic Genomics Research Platform within the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, is a non-profit research platform available for use by South African researchers at academic institutions. The platform aims to enable scientists to conduct genomics research by providing access to equipment, infrastructure and expertise.


Available facilities include:

  • A general laboratory equipped to conduct gDNA extractions, PCR, qPCR, electrophoresis, DNA/RNA quantification

  • Sanger sequencing (3500 genetic analyser)

  • Oxford Nanopore sequencing (Minion and P2Solo)

  • Illumina sequencing (MiSeq)"


Western Cape

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with a mandate to improve the health of the country’s population, through research, development and technology transfer, so that people can enjoy a better quality of life. The scope of the organisation’s research projects includes tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases, gender and health, and alcohol and other drug abuse. With a strategic objective to help strengthen the health systems of the country – in line with that of the Department of Health, the SAMRC constantly identifies the main causes of death in South Africa. SAMRC offers the latest sequencing technology and a cutting-edge facility design.

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The University of the Free State – Next Generation Sequencing (UFS-NGS) Unit provides genomics services to researchers including practical hands on wet- and dry- lab experience and capacity building to visiting and appointed scientific interns/researchers. The Unit is a designated WHO collaborating Center for Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Surveillance and Pathogen Genomics. UFS-NGS is also the sequencing laboratory for the African Enteric Viruses Genome Initiative (AEVGI) and the Sequencing and Antigenic Cartography of Enteric Viruses (SACEV).

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The DNA Sanger sequencing facility is hosted in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

The facility provides a capillary electrophoresis service to UP researchers and researchers that are affiliated with the University of Pretoria

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Western Cape

The Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics (IMBM) was established in 2008 and is an institute within the Department of Biotechnology at the University of the Western Cape. 


We focus on the study of bacterially derived metabolic products and enzymes or their use as whole cell catalysts for the development of products or services.


Our services include flow cytometry and NGS training.

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