The Genome Sciences Centre sequencing platform is a high-throughput large-scale DNA analysis facility that has been designed to maximize capacity while maintaining efficiency, scalability and flexibility. The platform is one of the largest platforms of its type in Canada and is well recognized internationally.The sequencing platform implements genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics, metagenomics and bioinformatics to support life sciences research with a focus on cancer. 

Research Services:

  • Nucleic acid extraction and library construction services including FFPE genome, PCR-free genome, low input DNA, bisulphite, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), mRNA (strand specific), ribodepletion, miRNA, TCR/BCR, exome and custom capture
  • Sequencing services include whole genome, whole transcriptome (ribosomal depleted, or polyA RNA), epigenome, ChIP, exome capture (exons only, or UTR included), miRNA, long reads and linked reads.
  • Bioinformatics services include somatic analysis, cancer immunogenetics, epigenetic analysis, structural variant analysis, expression analysis, germline analysis and genome assembly.

Sequencing Platforms: 

  • Illumina HiSeqX
  • Illumina HiSeq2500
  • Illumina NextSeq500
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • Oxford Nanopore MinION
  • Oxford Nanopore PromethION

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