HUMAN GENOMICS FACILITY
Our laboratory houses one of Europe’s largest high-throughput genomics facilities, enabling application of the most advanced genomic technologies to research projects of customers, both inside and outside Erasmus MC. In addition, we offer help regarding study design and data analysis including data storage.
HUGE-F is a certified laboratory. We operate under a Propel certificate by Illumina and work according to standard operating procedures. Furthermore, ICT/data handling is performed following ISO certificates: ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and NEN 7510:2011.
Our research focusses on genetic causes of so-called Complex Diseases, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and affiliated characteristics such as obesity, height, and age-at-menopause. Treatment and prevention options are usually very limited and because of our ageing societies there is urgent need for novel diagnostics and interventions. Genomic research can provide such opportunities through studies in large and deeply phenotyped cohorts and sample collections applying high-throughput genomics technologies. The research is mostly taking place in global consortia of collaborating investigators. We distinguish several research lines on specific diseases and phenotypes, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal diseases.
INTERESTED IN OUR SERVICES?
Are you interested in DNA variant typing? Since September 2016 we offer genotyping of your DNA using the new Infinium ® Global Screening Array.