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 studies.

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



Electro- and Optical Physiology Rig

Electrophysiology, patch clamp, voltammetry, optogenetics

Electro- and Optical Physiology and Electrochemistry rig

Electrophysiology, patch clamp, voltammetry, optogenetics

High-Performance Computing (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.