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

Areas 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
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment



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