Collaborations

ServiceXS is service provider for genomic laboratory services since 2002. Not only do we offer service-for-fee, but we also participate in research and development projects, aimed at future extensions of our service portfolio. 

ServiceXS is actively involved in a number of national and international collaborations and consortia. Examples of our current and past collaborations:

 

      3Gb-TEST: Whole Genome testing (i.e. testing 3Gb of human sequence) will soon be a standard procedure in human genetics. The 3Gb-TEST consortium helps the community to be prepared for this change. ServiceXS is co-founder and co-chair of this FP7 coordinated and supported action.
    BONE-NET: A Marcie-Curie project aimed at the identification of new genes and their regulators (e.g. microRNAs) that draw cancer cells to colonize bone. ServiceXS uses BONE-NET funding to develop single-cell assays on the Fluidigm platform.
  DeCoDe: Decrease Colorectal Cancer Death - researching copy number variation in rectal carcinoma tumours. 
We perform genotyping experiments on the Illumina and Fluidigm platforms. The CTMM-DeCoDe project was initiated in 2008 and is funded by a national scheme.



  EarlyNutrition: Long term effects of early nutrition on later health. ServiceXS' focus will be on the epigenetics. We will perform methylation analysis experiments using the Illumina HumanMethylation450K BeadChip. EarlyNytrition is an FP7-funded project.
  FAST-SEQ: Focused Analysis of Solid Tumor material by single molecule SEQuencing. The project aims to develop assays for mutation detection in FFPE tumor material. ServiceXS is the network coordinator of this project. The project is funded by EuroTransBio.
  GenoMEL: A consortium researching melanoma genetics. ServiceXS performed high-throughput genotyping experiments on melanoma tissues. This project yielded multiple Nature Genetics publications and ended in 2011.
    IDEAL: Integrated research on developmental determinants of Aging and Longevity - search for biomarkers determining longivity. ServiceXS will perform Affymetrix microarray analysis and develop assays for methylation analysis. IDEAL is an FP7-funded consortium.
  PGR secure: Novel characterization of crop wild relative and landrace resources as a basis for improved crop breeding. ServiceXS contributes to this FP7-funded project by sequencing Brassica species and the detection and analysis of SNPs in 15 different Brassica species.
    PRONEST: Prostate research - detection of translocation breakpoints in prostate cancer.
We perform data analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data to find these breakpoints. PRONEST started in 2009 and will last for 4 years.
    TranCYST: ThanCYST is a Marie-Curie training Network focusing on Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). ServiceXS performs molecular and system biology research on PKD mouse models.
   

Other projects: ServiceXS also participates in the FP-7 projects EPISTOP, HEALS, iMODE-CKD, OPTIBIOVAT, and SysVasc. These projects were all launched int he fall of 2013.

Should you be interested in adding ServiceXS to your Horizon2020 or other collaboration initiatives as an SME, please contact us. We are always interested in innovative initiatives.