Endocrine Genetics Laboratory

McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

Molecular genetics and diagnostics of diabetes

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) translation as a quantitative trait

Area(s) of Expertise

- Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)

- Discovery of a congenital diabetes gene

- Investigating novel monogenic and oligogenic causes of diabetes

- Exploring translational quantitative trait loci (QTLs)

- Developing non-enzymatic, third-generation glucose sensor

Research Services

Sequencing by Illumina MiSeq (T-cell receptor [TCR]) sequencing is the focus

Diabetes autoantibody testing

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

Name of equipment in use

Description of function

Illumina MiSeq

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of amplicons

Eli Lilly

Mai Da Gene Tech LTD, Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China



Constantin Polychronakos, MD, FRCPC

Pediatric Endocrinologist and Director, Division of Endocrinology