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DBS Genomics

Welcome to DBS Genomics

We are a core DNA Sequencing and Fragment Analysis Facility located in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University. Our DNA Sequencing Service was one of the first to be established in the UK, with the purchase of one of the original models of automated DNA Sequencers from Applied Biosystems.

Having provided a commercial service to academic and research institutions worldwide since 1989 we have established a solid reputation in our field, which has enabled the service to thrive in the face of ever increasing competition. We have a loyal and long-standing customer base, many of whom have come to us via personal recommendation. We are approachable and friendly, placing a strong emphasis on customer service. Our highly trained and experienced staff are always available to discuss your DNA sequencing or fragment analysis needs.

For Sanger Sequencing we use Applied Biosystems 3730 capillary instrumentation ensuring confidence that the best data possible will be achieved, and also allowing us to offer medium to high throughput, meaning your samples should never need to wait for electrophoresis. For Next Generation Sequencing we operate an Illumina HiSeq 2500 allowing a broad range of applications with powerful and efficient ultra high throughput, supported by a dedicated Bioinformatician.

We are extremely competitively priced, offering some of the lowest rates in the UK without making any compromise on quality.



Single sample or large scale
project, we can cater for all
your Sanger sequencing needs



Fast and accurate measurement
of your DNA fragments with same
day turnaround



Next Generation Sequencing
and Bioinformatics Analysis of
your prepared Illumina-compatible libraries


Why pay more?
Competitive prices with no compromise on quality


Department of Biosciences
Durham University
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE
Tel: +44(0)191 3341256
Email: DNA.Sequencer@