The Cancer Genome Institute at Fox Chase

The Research Laboratory of the Cancer Genome Institute is at the forefront of cancer genomics, employing state-of-the-art technology to provide comprehensive genetic sequencing services.

Sequencing Services

Investigators requiring sequencing services for research experiments can utilize the expertise of the CGI Research Laboratory, which provides a wide variety of next-generation sequencing services including but not limited to:

  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Whole exome sequencing
  • Whole transcriptome analysis (RNA-Seq)
  • High-throughput targeted resequencing
  • Epigenetic analysis, including digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation (DREAM)


The Laboratory uses the Illumina HiSeq 2000, a powerful next-generation sequencing instrument that provides high sequencing output and fast data generation. In a single run, the machine is capable of sequencing more than 5 human genomes at about 30 times coverage simultaneously, up to 192 gene expression samples, or 100 exome samples.


  • 100-Bp paired end reads
  • 2 billion reads per run
  • 600-Gb raw sequence data per two-flowcell run
  • 200-fold human genomes per run


Our staff has expertise in all technical aspects of the aforementioned genomic services using the Illumina platform. Our Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility, which has a combined 125 years of experience at Fox Chase, supports the analysis of sequencing data with a 70 node high-performance computing cluster and scalable data storage.



For information on sequencing, contact:
Biao Luo, PhD
Director of Research and Development, Cancer Genome Institute

For information on bioinformatics, contact:
Eric Ross, PhD
Director, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility

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