GATC Biotech

GATC Biotech is Europe’s leading service provider of DNA sequencing. For over two decades the company has offered sequencing and bioinformatics solutions for individual samples, transcriptomes and regulomes, up to whole genomes. GATC Biotech has sequenced more than 5 million samples, thousands of bacterial, plant or other whole genomes as well as hundreds of whole human genomes. GATC´s subsidiary LifeCodexx emphasises the development of clinically validated molecular diagnostic tests and offers a risk-free alternative to common invasive examination methods such as amniocentesis. Headquartered in Constance, Germany, GATC Biotech has more than 150 employees and serves over 10,000 academic and industrial customers in 40 countries. The employees are mostly scientists with long-term experience in biotechnology, biochemistry and molecular biology. GATC Biotech has a R&D department fully dedicated to evaluate and implement newest technologies.


GATC roles in SYBIL

GATC Biotech will perform genome, transcriptome and epigenome analysis by combining different technologies according to the different scientific approaches within the course of the projects. The analysis includes library preparation, sequencing and bioinformatic analysis at highest quality and with most cost efficient output all the time. Special attention will be paid to the development of the epigenome analysis workflow, which is based on the emerging technology for detection of chemically modified bases provided by Pacific Biosciences.

Facilities available at GATC include offers true multiplatform sequencing using all leading sequencing technologies in its own labs: Sanger Sequencing with a fleet of 16 ABI 3730xl, Next and Third Generation Sequencing on 2 Roche GS FLX Systems, 4 Illumina HiSeq 2000 and a Pacific Biosciences’ PacBio RS. GATC Biotech’s acknowledged bioinformatics solutions allow high-end data analysis for its customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, chemical and food industries as well as academia.


GATC researchers involved in SYBIL

Dr Florian Ernst – PhD in molecular microbiology at the Erasmus University Medical Center, 6 years of posdoc experience at the Ersnt-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald in molecular biology, (co-) author of several peer-revied articles (Am J Hum Genet).

Dr Yadhu Kumar – Project Manager Bioinformatics, 10 years of experience in bioinformatics software development, role in the project: bioinformatics development