– Next generation sequencing of cancer genes
Leonardo A. Meza-Zepeda, who is in charge of the Cancer Genomics Core facility at OUS, is also the leader of the NCGC Genomics Platform. In the Research Building at the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo and at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim you find the Core Facilities which makes cancer genomics research possible. The equipment is expensive and needs constant upgrading, but the capacity is great – at the Department of Tumor Biology, the machines run 24 hours a day. Huge improvements within sequencing technology makes it possible to now sequence a whole human genome or parts of a genome within days. The next generation sequencers, reads billions of base pairs in a single run, enabling researchers to better understand cancer genomics and biology.