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The McGill Genome Centre provides Canadian and international researchers with high-throughput technologies and cutting-edge approaches to enable next-generation genomic studies. Our Centre addresses key challenges in harnessing the power of next-generation sequencing (NGS) into innovation in biomedicine and the life sciences by: 1) Empowering study designs, sequencing and analytical solutions for nucleotide variation, 2) Providing comprehensive tools to assess functional differences in human tissues and cells, 3) Furnishing scalable techniques and robust interrogation of functional genomic variation in populations. We work closely with the other two major national genome centres as a founding member of the CGEn consortium to coordinate these efforts across Canada. Initiatives led by our scientists have enabled us to secure state-of-the-art technologies and integrate innovative methodologies, setting the stage for contemporary and future genomics operations with scope and impact beyond simply producing raw data, and thereby allowing Quebec and Canadian scientists leadership in genome-based science.


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The McGill Genome Centre is here to collaborate with you on all of your genomics needs. The breadth of experience in genomics, genetics, and bioinformatics, along with a world-class infrastructure, enables us to help you from project design to completion.

Next Generation Sequencing
High-Throughput Genotyping
Functional Genomics & Epigenomics
Single-cell Applications

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and Genome Québec announced the launch of the Québec COVID-19 Biobank, a Province-wide initiative to enable the collection, storage and sharing of samples and data related to the COVID-19 crisis. The task force that has been mobilized to take on this role is led by McGill’s Dr. Vincent Mooser, with additional medical and scientific expertise from McGill and several other Quebec institutions. Click here for more information.

Dr. Vincent Mooser speaking about the the Québec COVID-19 Biobank in the CanCOVID Speaker Series (April 25, 2020). CanCOVID is an expert network of Canadian COVID-19 researchers, clinical collaborators, and healthcare stakeholders from across the country.


Latest News

McGill Genome Centre fosters partnership between Canada and UK on COVID genomic research
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The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium and the Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN) launch new partnership
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Social Science and Humanities researchers also active in battle against COVID
McGill’s SSHRC Institutional Grant and MI4 co-fund 12 projects exploring the social …
The Quebec COVID-19 Biobank – an essential weapon against COVID
Inter-institutional initiative is similar to other efforts abroad to catalogue samples gathered …