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QB3 Genomics is a partnership between the Vincent J. Coates Genomics Sequencing Lab ( GSL – B206 Stanley Hall), the Functional Genomics Laboratory (FGL – 255 Weill Hall, formerly LSA), and the Computational Genomics Resources Facility (CGRL ). QB3 Genomics’ mission is to make genomics research tractable and affordable to UC Berkeley and the greater genomics community.

The VCGSL provides QC and sequencing services. We operate Illumina MiSeq, HiSeq, NextSeq, and NovaSeq platforms, as well as a PacBio Sequel II system and Oxford Nanopore Minion system. The GSL also provide PacBio and ONT library preps and high molecular weight extractions.

The FGL provides molecular biology services for next-generation sequencing projects, including library preparation, QC, purification, enrichment, and single cell (10X) services.

The CGRL provides shared computational infrastructure and technical support in collaboration with Berkeley Research Computing. The CGRL also provides consulting for bioinformatics and genomic analyses.

Please visit our other pages for detailed information regarding our services, sample submissions, and how to cite our facility. We are here to support your science so please feel free to contact us at anytime. We look forward to serving your research needs.



General Inquiries and Submissions

Illumina library prep & QC

Illumina sequencing, and all PacBio/ONT services


Christopher Hann-Soden
Director of Informatics and QB3 Genomics

Consulting, experimental design, quotes, contracts, and other inquiries

Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory

Savio accounts, bioinformatics software, and data analysis consulting

Justin (Yoon Gi) Choi, PhD
Scientific Director & Lab Director

Carrianne Miller
GSL Lab Manager

Professors Dirk Hockemeyer, Don Rio, and Dan Rokhsar
Faculty Directors