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NSU Genome Research Institute (NGRI)

NSU Genome Research Institute (NGRI)

Distinguished Professor Rita R. Colwell, University of Maryland and john Hopkins University and honorable BOT Chair, Mr Azimn Uddin Ahmed inaugurated the NSU Genome Research Institute (NGRI), the first of its kind in Bangladesh on May 14, 2017. Such establishment is a milestone in the country and provides the genomic infrastructure for Bangladesh and train new talent in this emerging field.

The vision of the institute is to become the center for excellence in genomic research at NSU and help to improve health of people in our region and around the world through advances in genomic medicine.

NGRI has successfully sequenced whole genomes of a number of bacterial pathogens. The first genome will be available at GenBank ( with the accession number: PDNJ00000000. NGRI is optimizing the protocol for identifying different cancer markers. NGRI is working closely with world renowned Universities including Johns Hopkins, University of Marlyand, ICDDR, B., University of Dhaka and many others. They have also identified unique markers for early diagnosis of Preeclampsia (a disorder of pregnancy characterized by the onset of high blood pressure and often a significant amount of protein in the urine). NGRI is in the process of whole genome sequencing of emerging and re-emerging indigenous viral pathogens including Chikungunya & dengue viruses and this will help to identify potential new targets for intervention and vaccine development.

The institute works closely with the Faculty Members of School of Health and Life Science and other scientists in the relevant fields that range in expertise from basic biology to translational and medical fields. Platform Leaders comprise some of early career researchers will handle the latest technology available at the institute such as: Next Generation Sequencing, High-throughput Biology, Metagenomics, Genome Engineering, Genotyping, Cytogenetics, and Single Cell Genomics.

NGRI will be a platform to maximize research efficiencies with proper grants from national and international donors. With the establishment of such word class facilities the institute will serve as the strong basis for sustainable research establishment by offering PhD and Postdoctoral positions and resulting in high quality publications.

The institute will also ensure the establishment of global leadership in the area of capacity development, innovation, research, evaluation, publications, network and advocacy.

NGRI Services

NGRI offers a complete package for Next Generation Sequencing

Sl. no Title Service Charge
1. Small Genome sequencing with basic data analysis BDT 30,000/sample
2. Small Genome sequencing with advanced analysis Request for Price
3. Quality control for DNA/RNA sample(s) (Nanodrop reading, Qubit reading and Bioanalyzer reading) BDT 2500/sample
4. RNA sequencing (of microbial origin) Request for Price
5. Total transcriptome analysis Request for Price
6. 16s metagenomic sequencing BDT 30,000/sample
7. Genotyping by Sequencing Request for Price
8. Gene expression analysis with targeted RNA-Seq Request for Price
9. Targeted gene panels (e,g: cardic panel, cancer panel etc.) Request for Price
10. miRNA and Small RNA sequencing Request for Price
11. DNA-Protein Interaction Analysis with ChIP-Seq Request for Price
12. DNA extraction BDT 2500/sample
13. RNA extraction Request for Price
14. Microbial culture Request for Price
15. Bio Bank Services BDT 5000/sample/year

Bioinformatics Price List

Service charge structure. The bioinformatics service charge will vary by the affiliation of the researcher, application category, and extent of analysis:

Standard data analysis: Sequence data quality inspection, providing data information such as read number, coverage, mapping rate, mapping on reference genome, as well as:

RNA-seq: profiling

ChIP-seq: peak calls

DNA-seq: De novo assembly, metagenomics. snp calls

miRNA-seq: profiling

Methylation: methylation calls

a). NSU Academic researchers :

RNA-seq: $ 120 for 1st sample, $40 additional samples

ChIP-seq: $ 150 for 1st sample, $50 additional samples

DNA-seq: $ 150 for 1st sample, $50 additional samples

miRNA-seq: $ 180 for 1st sample, $60 additional samples

Methylation DNA-seq: $ 200 for 1st sample, $65 additional samples

b). Academic researchers outside of North South University:

RNA-seq: $ 200 for 1st sample, $65 additional samples

ChIP-seq: $ 240 for 1st sample, $80 additional samples

DNA-seq: $ 240 for 1st sample, $80 additional samples

miRNA-seq: $ 280 for 1st sample, $90 additional samples

Methylation DNA-seq: $ 320 for 1st sample, $100 additional samples

c). Non academic researchers:

RNA-seq: $ 300 for 1st sample, $90 additional samples

ChIP-seq: $ 360 for 1st sample, $120 additional samples

DNA-seq: $ 360 for 1st sample, $120 additional samples

miRNA-seq: $ 420 for 1st sample, $135 additional samples

Methylation DNA-seq: $ 480 for 1st sample, $150 additional samples

Comprehensive data analysis:  statistics analysis, RNA splicing, peak annotation, publication quality visualization, gene function analysis (pathway, gene ontology), motif prediction, miRNA target analysis, genome assembly, etc.  Analysis will billed on a hourly rate.

RNA-seq: differential expression statistics, pathway, gene ontology, splicing, imprinting

ChIP-seq: peak annotation, peak differential comparison, visualization

miRNA-seq: differential expression statistics, target genes, pathways, visualization, other small RNA analysis, novel miRNA prediction, etc

DNA-seq: De novo assembly, genotyping, GWA, 16s rRNA metagenomics, shotgun metagenomics


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NSU Genome Research Institute
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NSU Genome Research Institute (NGRI)
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School of Health and Life Sciences
North South University
Baridhara, Basundhara
Phone: 0255668200 (6291)