BEA - the core facility for Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis is a national genomic service facility located at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition in the new NEO building at the KI South Campus in Huddinge. BEA provides an extensive repertoire of genomic technologies to ongoing research projects principally at the Karolinska Institute but also at other Swedish universities. This includes services for genomic analysis based on the Illumina, Affymetrix, Agilent, and ABI platforms for sequencing, microarray analysis and qPCR. Our services are extensive and ranges from experimental planning to bioinformatic support. We are also offering services for RNA and DNA purification, nucleic acid quality control and different qPCR based assays.

BEA prices for many sequencing services will be raised from 1st Jul 2019. The increase is due to vendor price increases and currency adjustments. BEA will be adjusting service prices mainly for library preparations and many of the sequencing solutions with Nextseq and Miseq. Prices will be presented in the new online pricelist and valid for projects delivered after the 1st jun 2019.
BEA will be partly open during the whole summer but the staff will be reduced and the service will be limited. We strongly recommend visitors to contact the core facility before visiting and to make sure that we are present before visiting or delivering samples. BEA will have limited opening hours between the 1th of July and the 5th of August. Please contact before visiting!
The 10x Genomics Chromium platform is now an option at BEA core facility. The Chromium single cell assays provide solutions for cell characterization and gene expression profiling of hundreds to of thousands of cells. We will initially offer 10x single cell RNA-Seq gene expression and single cell ATAC-Seq as a BEA staff assisted service. BEA will help users to design experiments, provide reagents and service from the initial cell separation step. The chromium controller device, which is used for separating cells and reagent oligos, has been jointly bought by several departments and groups at KI south campus and is placed at ANA Futura. Please stay informed for further updates.