Psychiatric Neurogenetics Lab

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Primary goal is to identify genetic factors that increase a person’s risk of developing a mental illness and response to psychiatric medication

Area(s) of Expertise

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's (CAMH) genetics facilities include state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled lab personnel. Scientists conduct research on genetics, epigenetics and pharmacogenetics relating to the causes and treatments of various mental illnesses. 

Research Services

Genetic analysis (genotyping and sequencing)

Sectors of Application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Equipment

Function

iScan

Microarray scanner for genome- and epigenome wide studies

Proton

Next-generation DNA sequencer

Personal Genome Machine

Next-generation DNA sequencer

MSM I

Automated DNA extractor

ViiA7

Real-time PCR instrument

QuantStudio

Multiplex real-time PCR instrument

Thermal cyclers

Amplification of target DNA sequences

Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer

Genetic analyzer for Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis (eg. Microsatellites)