PTF Bioinformatics and Genomics - OMICS



Technical manager : Fabrice Armougom


OMICS provide analytical expertise in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics for the taxonomic characterization of prokaryotes of the marine ecosystems.

The Molecular biology core involves extraction and quantification of genomic DNA, PCR and qPCR, DNA electrophoresis and cloning.   The PTF is open to external users and part of its equipment is included in an ISO 9001-2015 certified perimeter. Training is part of the doctoral courses by ED 251 (Environmental Sciences).

For the Bioinformatic core, expert analyses are provided in numerical ecology related to the caracterization of biodiversity through high volume sequencing. Training courses are also provided on the « Characterization of the taxonomic diversity of microbial ecosystems » based on  a module for analyzing 16S data via QIIME. Other types of training may be offered on request.

The equipment of OMICS includes:

  • Devices for DNA extraction, Determination of nucleic acids, PCR or quantitative PCR equipment
  • electrophoresis gels, microbiological Safety Station (PSM) intended for the inoculation of cultures.