NXTGNT - an innovative genome analysis service facility

NXTGNT, the Ghent University reference center for next generation sequencing, offers a range of Illumina next generation sequencing services and support to the academic community and its external customers.

Determines the whole DNA sequence at high resolution and allows for screening of mutations, copy number variations, inserts, etc.

The study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the sequence of the DNA.


The Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology performs human identification using DNA profiling techniques, mainly for the Department of Justice in Belgium. The laboratory is recognized by the Department of Justice as a forensic DNA laboratory in criminal cases and has a BELAC accreditation since September 15th, 1996.

DNA profiling can be very useful not only in forensic casework but also in paternity testing.


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