OICR Genomics
and Bioinformatics platform

Home of bioinformatics and genomics experts, eager to collaborate with you on:

  • Next-generation sequencing for human and non-human cancer genomics
  • Working with challenging or precious samples
  • Moving genomics workflows to labs with automated platforms
  • Computational analysis of genomic data
how we work

Impressive Track Record

In the last five years OICR's Genomics & Bioinformatics team has contributed to a variety of human cancer projects including ones researching Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC), Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, and Leukemia.

Project Collaborations

Proper sample preparation will help avoid creating single cell expression data like this. About 50% of the data is in the lower right cluster of blue points, which is enriched in dying cells and not the focus of the study that this data came from.

October 15, 2018

Best practices for preparation of single cell gene expression samples

OICR's 10X Genomics experts release guidelines for scRNA-seq experiment prep

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Genomic profiling of advanced pancreatic cases yields actionable mutations

July 5, 2018

Rapid WGS at OICR supports COMPASS pancreatic cancer trial

Recent publication in Clinical Cancer Research describes rapid genomic profiling at OICR.

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Morgan Taschuk spoke at CanRSC

June 8, 2018

Canadian Research Software Conference

The OICR Bioinformatics team attended the inaugural Canadian Research Software Conference (#CanRSC) on May 29-30, 2018.

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What We Offer

OICR's Genomics & Bioinformatics platform is much more than a sequencing core facility. We pride ourselves in being a technology platform that can help scientists solve biological problems from start to finish. As one of Ontario's most advanced sequencing facilities, we can provide support throughout each stage of your project, from initial project design to data analysis using one of Canada's largest compute infrastructures.

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Bioinformatics Services

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  • Illumina NovaSeq 6000
  • Illumina HiSeq 2500
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • Illumina NextSeq 550
  • Pacific Biosciences RS
  • Oxford Nanopore MinION

Interested in Collaborating?

We are eager to work with researchers who are interested in comprehensive next-generation sequencing (NGS) and analysis services.