The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre is a world-class research facility for genomics. Founded in 2002, the Centre has developed world-renowned expertise in complex genetic disorders such as cardiac disease, asthma, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory disorders, infectious diseases and many others. It has worked with both internal and external users, either through collaborative or fee-for-service models.
The Innovation Centre provides complete DNA and RNA analysis services, using the latest available sequencing and other technologies. The Centre also maintains full bioinformatics support for all its sequencing activities, using web-based user interface software.
Its goals for the period of this award are threefold: to provide broad support to Genome Canada-funded and other large-scale genome projects using state-of-the-art approaches; to continue to strengthen its established leadership in the genetics of human disease; and to develop epigenomic applications to better understand human disease. The Centre will continue to leverage its support from Genome Canada to benefit the Québec and Canadian genomics communities, both in academia and industry.