BEA - the core facility for Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis is a national genomic service facility located at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, KI South Campus Huddinge. BEA provides an extensive repertoire of genomic technologies to ongoing research projects principally at the Karolinska Institute but also at other Swedish universities.

BEA provides services for genomic analysis based on the Affymetrix, Agilent, Illumina and ABI platforms for microarrays, sequencing and qPCR. This includes gene expression and RNA splicing analysis, transcriptome and DNA-binding analysis, epigenetic analysis including DNA-methylation and miRNA analysis, genome wide SNP and copy number variation analysis, Illumina ChIP seq and mRNA seq applications. We are also offering services for RNA and DNA purification, nucleic acid quality control and different qPCR based assays.

Our services are extensive and ranges from experimental planning to bioinformatic support. Recent additions at BEA include the Affymetrix GeneTitan automated plate microarray system and the implementation of standardised sequencing analysis services on the Illumina HiSeq platform. BEA is also involved in education and organizes workshops and advanced doctoral courses. At present, BEA is financed by user fees and grants from the Karolinska Institute and has status as a SciLife Lab regional facility of national interest.

New Affymetrix miRNA plates Affymetrix has released the new miRNA 4.1 plate with updated information of small non-coding RNAs (miRNA, snoRNA, and scaRNA). BEA price starts at 2000 SEK/sample for a full plate (16/24 samples) including all handling costs and bioinformatic analysis.
We are located at floor 6 of the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition.
Contact information has been updated and details can be found here.