OICR Genomics & Bioinformatics accomplishes this mission through its ability to comprehensively characterize an assortment of sample types: tumours and matched normal tissues, xenografts, cell lines derived from tumours and circulating nucleic acids. In order to achieve translational results that could impact the health of cancer patients, the team enables the discovery of new pathways, targets and biomarkers across tumour types through rapid targeted sequencing of clinical samples for application in precision medicine activities.
- Provide state-of-the-art DNA/RNA sample preparation, library construction and sequencing capabilities to support translational research.
- Evaluate and adopt/adapt new technologies and methodologies for research and clinical applications.
- Where no suitable technologies exist, develop and implement novel approaches and techniques.
The team consists of a group of talented scientists, researchers, business analysts, lab technicians and bioinformaticians who specialize in genomics products, applications and methods. OICR Genomics has a synergistic and symbiotic working relationship with OICR’s Informatics Technology Program to jointly deliver core, large-scale data sets.
The two programs are linked through iterative cycles of data generation, analysis, hypothesis generation, verification of results, and validation of findings through follow-on studies.meet the team