The Norwegian Sequencing Centre (NSC) was established in 2009 and consists of the sequencing platforms at the Department of Medical Genetics (AMG) Oslo University Hospital And University Of Oslo (UiO) and Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo (UiO). Funding from the Research Council of Norway through the INFRAstructure programme and funding from UiO and OUS has made it possible to establish this national sequencing centre. NSC is the hub in the national hub-node sequencing structure NorSeq where the core facilites at the Radium Hospital (OUS), University of Bergen/Haukeland, NTNU/St Olavs and UiT/UNN are also partners.
The two partners of NSC have complementary strengths and research interests. While the CEES node has a particular focus on de novo sequencing, genome assembly and single cell methods, the AMG node specializes in whole-genome resequencing (WGS), amplicon sequencing and epigenetics. Both nodes also have considerable experience and research interests in transcriptomics and metagenomics. The NSC is therefore well positioned to provide the full-range of sequencing services in the wide variety of possible short-read and long-read high-throughput sequencing applications.