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.

2016-04-14 Illumina Hiseq 2000 at BEA
BEA is now up and running with the Illumina Hiseq 2000 sequencing after moving and reinstalling the system within the BEA facility. For standard sequencing projects in single read 50 bp (SR50) mode we offer fast services for ready made libraries or mRNA-seq and ChIP-seq projects including library preparation. Please enquire for prices and scheduling of your projects.
As BEA now provide Illuminas new MethylationEPIC BeadChip we can offer the Illumina 450K Methylation BeadChip for a reduced price. The price starts at 2600 SEK/sample and includes all handling and bioinformatics support. The stock is limited. First come, first serve.
We are located at floor 6 of the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition.
Contact information has been updated and details can be found here.