Deep Sequencing Core Facility






We are still experiencing occasional difficulty in sourcing platicware in particular filter tips and certain reagents. This is may lead to delays in sample preparation. 




Due to previous IT problems in 2021 in order to prevent similar contact issues in the future please use the following e-mail address: /


 Or better still the contact/message function in your order - this I can see in iLabs independent of any mail server




The Facility is open again but with restrictions due to the current school closures . Please e-mail the facility for any potential projects so that they can be processed in a timely manner.


We ask for your understanding and patience.


Deep Sequencing Labor







+++ Actual Information to Deep Sequencing Core Facility during Corona Pandemy +++


           Due to the actual Corona virus pandemy, the University of Heidelberg has implemented a partial closure. This has led to the following consequences for the Deep Sequencing Core Facilty:

1) Meetings will may take place face-to-face if masks are worn, but contact data needs to be collected as per University Corona Virus regulations, and as such I would recommend e-mail or organising telephone calls to discuss any projects.

2) The BioQuant building is now keycard access only, so please contact the core facility in advance if you wish to bring samples or use the Covaris.

3) To minimise contact between people due to the small area of my lab only two people at any one time will be allowed into the room to use the instruments. Masks must be worn!

4)Please have understanding due to the restrictions and also difficulties in deliveries, processing of the samples will take longer. We are finding ourselves in an unusual situation, with new restrictions being brought in almost daily, I again appeal for understanding here.

Thanks for your understanding and support.

The Facility wishes its Users that you all stay healthy, keep safe and hope that this all is over soon.


Deep Sequencing Core Facility




Overview of Services

The Deep Sequencing Core Facility was established in September 2010 to provide the Neuenheimer Feld Campus with access to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). We provide the possibility to construct libraries for sequencing with the focus not only on the „standard“ application but to help establish custom protocols which can be of benefit to the whole campus.

Sequencing is available on a variety of instruments all based on the Illumina Sequencing by Synthesis technology. In addition to library preparation and sequencing we also can help you with planning your sequencing experiment and offer advice on your project.

Facility Contact

Scientists interested in using the facility are welcome to contact us by mail at:


Location and hours of operation

Hours - Open Hours - Staffed Location

Mon-Fri: 9:30-12:00;

Mon, Wed-Fri:



12:30 - 15:30


Mon, Wed-Fri:




Deep Sequencing Facility

Im Neuenheimer Feld 267

Zi 606 6.OG

69120 Heidelberg


Name Role Phone Email Location
David Ibberson
Head of Facility
06221 54 51359 / 51369
Zi. 542/606