We got a HiSeq 2000, Next Level Sequencing Machine from the Genomics Facility of Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel. Contact through Biozentrum, University of Basel. It’s a powerful high-throughput sequencing system that enables large-scale genomics for a broad range of applications. Now this type of machine seems to be quite difficult to get up and running and also reagents, flowcell-kits and software licences can be expensive. Since more of these machines seem to show up in second hand (there are new machine generations by Illumina) it would be worth trying to find a way to make them work. Sequencing for all.
Let’s discuss ideas and plan a hack session for working on the machine.
For pictures see the wiki: https://www.hackteria.org/wiki/HiSeq2000_-_Next_Level_Hacking