About us


Description of the centre

The Hungarian Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics, recognised as an Excellent Research Infrastructure, provides integrated, streamlined and expertly supported next generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics based services that encompass experimental design, sample preparation, sequencing, data analysis and interpretation. An expert team of laboratory scientists and bioinformaticians is available to consult and collaborate at every step of the research and diagnostic projects. They work closely together to develop optimized experimental strategies to ensure the appropriate application, technology and data analysis tools are applied to address both standard and unique questions.

The Centre provides the most cost-efficient integrated service portfolio for academic and industrial partners working on the fields of healthcare, agriculture and food safety. Currently, the Centre has one of the highest sequencing and computational capacities in Hungary and Eastern Europe, including all the major sequencing platforms and high-performance computing (HPC) resources.

The Centre puts a strong emphasis on establishing collaborations and working together with the
national nodes of European research infrastructures including ELIXIR, ECRIN and BBMRI.


The Hungarian Centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics offers a broad range of NGS services on both short-read sequencing Illumina platforms (NovaSeq, NextSeq, MiSeq, MiniSeq and iSeq) and long-read sequencing technologies (Oxford Nanopore and PacBio). The application areas consist of genome, transcriptome, epigenome and metagenome sequencing. The Centre’s end-to-end services include advice on study design, library preparation strategies for various sample types, and the appropriate sequencing application with the suitable bioinformatics data analysis methods.

Beside the standard services the Centre works together with health and agriculture academic institutes and biotech companies to develop and implement new innovative solutions for their needs.
The Centre also offers diagnostics support for clinical institutes with its

1) whole exome and genome sequencing applications for rare (inherited) diseases,
2) targeted sequencing solutions for precision oncology, and
3) pathogen (virus and bacteria) point-of-care testing.