Custom Services — Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

By: Sockeye  09-12-2011
Keywords: Data Analysis, technology development, Cancer Agency

As the largest capacity genomics centre of its type in Canada, the GSC specializes in high-throughput, large-scale genome research activities encompasing cancer genetics, bioinformatics, LIMS, DNA sequencing, data analysis, genome mapping, gene expression profiling, proteomics and technology development.

The facility was designed specifically for flexibility and high throughput with a particular emphasis on efficiency and rapid scale-up. Research is carried out on the latest instrumentation, with data collected and analyzed on one of the most innovative and flexible bioinformatics computing facilities in the world.

The GSC has the following services available:

  • Second generation sequencing - Illumina HiSeq 2000
    • Whole genome sequencing
    • Whole transcriptome shotgun sequencing (RNA-Seq)
    • Micro RNA
    • ChIP
    • Epigenome sequencing
    • Exome capture
    • Indexed sequencing
  • High-throughput DNA sequencing - AB 3730XL
    • ESTs
    • Whole genome shotgun sequencing (viruses, bacteria, fungi)
    • BAC end sequencing
    • Full-length cDNA sequencing
    • Amplicon sequencing
    • Genome Annotation
    • High-throughput PCR primer prediction
    • Regulatory element prediction
    • Laboratory information management systems (LIMS)
    • Data dissemination (e.g. web/ftp sites, submission to official repositories)
    • Development and maintenance of biological databases
    • Other Custom Services
    • Protein-protein interaction mapping
    • Phospho-peptide/phospho-protein analysis
    • Protein isoform detection and quantification
    • Protein indentification and quantification
    • Molsoft ICM software for molecular docking
    • 400 CPU compute cluster to screen 1+ million compounds per day

    Contact Information

    For additional information or to arrange for a cost quotation, please contact us.

    Diane Miller, Project Manager
    Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
    Suite 100, 570 West 7th Ave
    Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4S6
    Email:
    Phone: (604) 707-5808
    Fax: (604) 877-6085

    Page last modified Sep 02, 2011

    Keywords: Cancer Agency, Data Analysis, Dna Sequencing, Genome Mapping, GENOME SCIENCES, technology development,

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    Acknowledgement and Reference Policy — Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

    Where intellectual contributions have been made by the GSC, collaborators are required to discuss potential and pending publications based on these contributions with the relevant GSC scientists or staff to identify appropriate co-authorship. This is done as part of our ongoing support for the activities of our collaborators, as well as to ensure we meet the requirements of both our funding partners and our charter as a non-profit agency.