Genome Sequencing

Receive the most comprehensive collection of an individual’s genetic

The genome represents the entire genetic information of an organism. The most comprehensive collection of an individual’s genetic information is provided by analyzing the whole genome using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. By comparing the individual’s genetic information to a reference genome single nucleotide variants (SNVs), small insertions and deletions (indels), copy number variations (CNVs), and structural variants (SVs) can be studied.

Whole genome sequencing studies contribute to:

  • Cancer studies, personalized medicine approaches, and translational research
  • Discovery of biomarkers and understanding of pharmacogenetics
  • Disease research
  • Plant and animal breeding programs
  • Examination of microorganisms

You can choose between various Whole Genome Sequencing products to receive the comprehensive genome analysis you need for your research project.

CeGaT Is the Best Partner for Sequencing Your Project


Scalable for different sample types, quantities, and requirements


Processing according
to highest quality

Customer Service

Constant scientific supervision of all
project steps

Made in Germany

In-house processing to maintain our reliable and trusted quality

Our Commitment to You

Fast Processing

Turnaround time
≤ 15 business days

High Quality

Highest accuracy for all processes

Secure Delivery

Secure provision of sequenced data via in-house servers

Safe Storage

 Safe storage of samples and data after project completion

Our Service

We provide a comprehensive and first-class project support – from selecting the appropriate product to evaluating the data. Each project is supervised by a committed scientist. You will have a contact person throughout the whole project.

Our service includes

  • Detailed project consulting
  • Product selection tailored to your project
  • Detailed bioinformatic evaluation of your data
  • Detailed project report with information about sample quality, sequencing parameters, bioinformatic analysis, and results

Benefit from our dedicated support and accredited workflows.

Explore Our Product Portfolio for Genome Sequencing

We offer different Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) products to address a variety of research questions. Would you like to have bioinformatic analyses performed on your data in addition to the included deliverables? Each of our products can be supplemented with further services. We are happy to advise you.

WGS Large Classic

Human, mouse

DNA quality
High molecular weight DNA

+/– PCR amplification

Sequencing platform

90 Gb

Included deliverables
Project report & FASTQ files

WGS Small Classic

Microorganisms (genome size smaller than 20 Mb)

DNA quality
High molecular weight DNA

+ PCR amplification

Sequencing platform

2 Gb

Included deliverables
Project report & FASTQ files

WGS Flex

Diverse (genome size greater than 20 Mb)

DNA quality
Various quality (e.g. fragmented DNA)

+/- PCR amplification

Sequencing platform


Included deliverables
Project report & FASTQ files


Raw sequencing data are automatically processed. We offer different levels of bioinformatic analysis. The default level is Level 1. With increasing bioinformatic level, more data are delivered. All higher levels include the data from the lower levels. In addition to the data, and independent of the analysis level, a project report is generated.

Analysis of DNA Samples with the Illumina DRAGEN Bio-IT Platform:

Level 1:

  • Demultiplexing and adapter trimming of the sequencing data (FASTQ format

Level 2:

  • Mapping of the sequencing data (BAM format)
  • Coverage distribution (BEDGRAPH and CSV file)
  • Plot of the coverage distribution (PDF file)
  • For human samples only: prediction of ploidy of sex chromosomes (CSV file)

Level 3:

  • Detection of single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and small insertion and deletion (indel) calling without annotations (VCF and CSV format)
  • Detection of structural variants (SVs), such as translocations, inversions as well as large and medium-sized indels without annotations (VCF and CSV format)
  • Copy number variation (CNV) calling (VCF, GFF3, and CSV format)
  • For human samples only: Calling of regions of homozygosity (ROH) (BED and CSV format)

Technical Information

At CeGaT, paired-end sequencing is performed using the Illumina sequencing platforms. WGS samples are either sequenced in 2 x 150 bp or 2 x 100 bp mode. If you require other sequencing parameters, please let us know! We can provide further solutions.

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Bioinformatic Analysis & Data Delivery

Further Information about Genome Sequencing

Genome sequencing is also known as whole genome sequencing (WGS), full genome sequencing, or complete genome sequencing. Using this approach, the entirety of the genomic information is sequenced. Thus, the complete genome of a sample is analyzed at a single time. This means that in addition to the chromosomal DNA, the mitochondrial and, if available, the chloroplast’s DNA is sequenced. Whole genome sequencing is, thus, available for a variety of different organisms, including microorganisms, viruses, plants, and mammals, such as humans or mice.

With the development of high-throughput sequencing, formerly known as next-generation sequencing, the costs for whole genome sequencing dropped drastically, making research with whole genome sequencing possible and affordable. Whole genome sequencing has a variety of application areas. It can, for example, be used, to determine the mutation frequency in the complete human genome. Mutations occur naturally, e.g., due to replication errors during cell divisions, or DNA damaging and subsequent error-prone or insufficient repair mechanisms.

The mutation frequency is furthermore increased in cancer due to genomic instability. Altered mutation frequencies can be observed using whole genome sequencing. Another application area for whole genome sequencing includes genome-wide association studies, in which genetic variants or variants associated with a phenotype, e.g., a disease, are researched.

Whole genome sequencing is not only a powerful tool in the scientific field, it has also diagnostic applications. It can, for example, be used for diagnosing and treating diseases, including rare diseases, or detecting pathogens, and tracking outbreaks. With whole genome sequencing, personalized medicine is attainable and affordable to improve public health. In contrast to whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing also includes the intronic regions of a genome, and, thus, covers all coding and non-coding regions of the genome. This complete sequencing of the genome allows its more comprehensive assessment.

With whole genome sequencing getting faster, easier, and less expensive, it can contribute to your research today!


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Do you have a question or are you interested in our service? Feel free to contact us. We will take care of your request as soon as possible.

Start Your Project with Us

We are happy to discuss sequencing options and to find a solution specifically tailored to your clinical study or research project.

When getting in contact, please specify sample information including starting material, number of samples, preferred library preparation option, preferred sequencing depth and required bioinformatic analysis level, if possible.