Project description:We performed a large-scale genome-wide characterisation of indels generated following editing with CRISPR/Cas9. We used pools of sgRNAs and performed targeted capture and sequencing of the edited regions in HepG2 cells.
Project description:We evaluated whether targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) using the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Sequencer of cfDNA could identify prognostic or predictive factors for overall survival (OS) or progression free survival (PFS) within a large cohort of patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma enrolled in the GALAXY-1 trial.
Project description:We applied the solution hybrid selection approach to the enrichment of CpG islands (CGIs) and promoter sequences from the human genome for targeted high-throughput bisulfite sequencing. A single lane of Illumina sequences allowed accurate and quantitative analysis of 1 million CpGs in more than 21,408 CGIs and 15,946 transcriptional regulatory regions. More than 85% of capture probes successfully yielded quantitative DNA methylation information of targeted regions. In this study, we generated genome-wide, single-base resolution DNA methylation maps in three of the most commonly used breast cancer cell lines.Differentially methylated regions (DMRs) were identified in the 5?-end regulatory regions, as well as the intra- and intergenic regions, particularly in the X chromosome among the three cell lines. The single CpG resolution methylation maps of many known tumor suppressor genes were also established in the three cell lines. Here we present a novel approach that combines solution-phase hybrid selection and massively parallel bisulfite sequencing to profile DNA methylation in targeted CGI and promoter regions. We designed 51,466 single strand DNA oligonucleotides (160-mer) which target 23,441 CGIs and the transcription start sites of 19,369 known genes in the human genome. The synthetic long DNA oligonucleotides were converted into biotinylated RNA probes for solution-phase hybridization capture of target DNA. The captured genomic DNA was treated with sodium bisulfite, amplified by PCR and sequenced using Illumina GA IIx sequencer.
Project description:We use NGS to assess the ability of TALE-guided DNA methyltranferases to make targeted changes to DNA methylation Targeted bisulfite sequencing of cells infected with wild-type or mutant TALE-DNMT constructs directed to the CDKN2A (p16) locus
Project description:In previous work in our group, shotgun genome sequencing of Arthrobacter sp. revealed potential new P450 monooxygenases and many other oxidoreductases with putative hydroxylation activity. A targeted approach to identify enzymes involved in the degradation of certain molecules is proteomic analysis. In the case of growth on certain substances, enzymes like P450s, which are responsible for the observed organism’s capabilities, might be overexpressed or initially induced.