The GSC's technology platform is a high-throughput, large-scale DNA and RNA sequencing and analysis facility that has been designed to maximize analytical capacity, diversity, efficiency, scalability and flexibility. The platform is one of the largest of its type in Canada and is well recognized internationally.

Sequencing Services

The GSC offers a variety of sequencing services to meet your research needs, including:

  • Nucleic acid extraction
  • Library construction
  • DNA and RNA sequencing

Learn more about the services available from the GSC.

For sample submission information and to learn more about working with the GSC, please see our User Guides below.

Technology Platform

Our sequencing suite is equipped with:

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

Learn more about our Technology Platforms.

Contact Us


Check out our FAQ or contact our Platform Leaders directly.

Interested in our sequencing services?

Fill out a Service Request Form.

Getting startedInterested in working with the GSC?

Learn more about working with the GSC by downloading our Getting Started User Guide which includes:

     Service requests
     Statements of Work (SOWs)
     Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
     Sample submission & tracking
     Accessing your data
     Terms of Service
     Acknowledgement Policy

GSC Sequencing User Guides

Our DNA, RNA and Constructed Libraries User Guides below contain all of the information you need to prepare and submit cell/tissue samples, purified DNA/RNA or constructed libraries for sequencing at the GSC, including:

  • Sample types and formats accepted
  • Minimal sample requirements
  • Online sample submission guides
  • Sample courier and drop-off information

DNA Sequencing

DNA sequencing

RNA Sequencing

RNA sequencing

Constructed Libraries

Constructed libraries

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