Technology Transfer Office

Genome analyses

Institut Curie is a reference in genome analyses and genome editing technology. To this end, cross-disciplinary approaches involving physics, chemistry and biology are required. Supplied with the most advanced equipment for genes analyses, a strong bioinformatics expertise completes Institut Curie’s offer in genome analyses.
Genome analyses


The ICGex NGS platform provides forefront technical and scientific support for genome analysis in to industrials projects. This platform masters the techniques of NGS and associated biostatistics services to allow the molecular characterization of clinical samples or samples from your company in a very short time.

Key informations:

  • Scientific advices  to find the suitable technique for your project  
  • Whole genome, whole exome and targeted resequencing
  • Transcriptome analysis (RNA-seq for mRNA, total RNA and small RNA)
  • Epigenetics with DNA methylation, ChIP-seq for histone modifications or protein binding analysis and chromosome conformation capture approaches
  • Single-cell RNA sequencing
  • Long-read sequencing
  • Bioinformatics support



The genomics platform provides to industrial research project with high throughput technological tools for analyzing gene structure and expression in various organisms, cellular models, and tumors using Nanostring approaches.

Key information:

  • Design of your experimental plan
  • Sample preparation
  • Genome analysis (genome wide, based on arrays, or specific to hotspots, Sanger sequencing,)
  • Transcriptome analysis: genome wide, or customized up to 800 targets
  • Regulome analyses: miRNA and ncRNA, analysed with arrays or using Nanostring tools, methylation analysis (OxBS library preparation), chromosome conformation analysis (in situ HiC).
  • Bioinformatics support



Using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to introduce mutations on all known genes, the CRISPR’it platform will help you to make genetic screen: Positive screens are typically used to study mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer cells. In contrast, negative-selection screens aim at identifying genes that are essential for survival or proliferation under defined conditions.

Key information:

  • Design of your experimental plan
  • Library preparation (genome-wide or custom) and quality control
  • Virus production and titration
  • Infection of target cells and library preparation
  • HTS by the Next Generation Sequencing platform and quality control
  • Bioinformatic analysis



Since the last decades, our technological revolution to fight cancer has lead to an unprecedent accumulation of data mostly coming from new equipments.  All facilities at Institut Curie benefits from the support of the Bioinformatics platform needed to treat those amount of data. Our platform is composed of thirty bioinformaticians, biostatisticians and software engineers who offer a multidisciplinary expertise to support biotechnological companies in their daily activities with the analysis of data obtained from high-throughput technologies. The skills range from statistical data analysis and data management to software development and high performance computing.

Key information:

  • Data collection from different sources including but not limited to NGS, mass spectrometry, RPPA, cellular phenotyping
  • Bioinformatics and biostatistics data analysis
  • Data management
  • Training in bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Advices in bioinformatics and biostatistics
  • Access to high-performance computing
  • Access to in-house and commercial analysis software