Centre for Applied Neurogenetics

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
What the facility does

Cutting-edge research to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for patients with neurological disease

Areas 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.

Research services

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

Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Healthcare 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



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.