The Forsyth sequencing core has 2 MiSeq (Illumina) bench top sequencers that can each generate up to 15 Gb of output with 25 M sequencing reads and 2 X 250 bp read lengths. Employing the sequencing by synthesis (SBS) chemistry, the MiSeq has the highest accuracy per base, compared to other benchtop sequencers.


The Forsyth Bioinformatics Core has a computational resource with a combination of over 200 CPU cores and 20 terabytes of RAID hard drive space to handle the calculation, management and storage of bioinformatic data.