Centre for Applied Neurogenetics

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area(s) of Expertise

The Centre for Applied Neurogenetics is the hub of a broad international network of academic neurologists, neurogeneticists and neuroscientists with the joint mission to identify and translate genetic discoveries into novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic and neurodegenerative diseases.

What the facility does

The Centre for Applied Neurogenetics  conducts cutting-edge research to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for patients with neurological disease.

Research Services

Genetic consulting, DNA extraction, custom genotyping, Sanger sequencing, Whole Exome Sequencing, bioinformatics and statistical analysis, cloning, primary culture, electrophysiology, microdialysis and  behaviour 
studies.

Sectors of Application
  • Education
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Centre for Applied Neurogenetics

Electro- and Optical Physiology Rig

Electrophysiology, patch clamp, voltammetry, optogenetics

 

Electro- and Optical Physiology & Electrochemistry rig

Electrophysiology, patch clamp, voltammetry, optogenetics

 

Compute Canada HPC Analysis Cluster

Exome analysis

 

Olympus Fluoview FV1000 Confocal Scanning Microscope

Live neuronal imaging, immunocytochemistry

 

ANTEC Neurotransmitter Analyzer UHPLC

Neurotransmitter measurement by microdialysis

 

TSE System Phenotracker

 

 

ABI 3730XL DNA Analyzer, 96 Capillary

Sanger sequencing, STR genotyping

 

Autogen Flexstar

DNA extraction from blood and tissue

 

Sequenom MassARRAY

Genotyping

 

ABI 7900

Real-time PCR

 

Ion Proto Sequencer

Next generation semiconductor sequencing instrument.

 

Ion OneTouch 2 System

Automated solution for scalable and reproducible template preparation.

 

AB Library Builder System*

Automated system for the generation of libraries.

 

Covaris S220 and E220*

Ultrasonicator for DNA shearing from individual samples in tubes up to 96 samples in plates.

 

  • Neurocode Labs Inc.