Genomic Analysis

The Laboratory for Advanced Genome Analysis (LAGA) offers rapid, economical, tailored microarray, sequencing and bioinformatics expertise to small or large-scale projects. Serving academic and private sector groups, our highly trained personnel will provide recommendations to ensure the best possible use of genomics and transcriptomics technology. We also offer solutions for the profiling of FFPE tissues and a complete, project-tailored downstream bioinformatics analysis of microarray and sequencing data.

LAGA offers economically priced services based on a cost-recovery, not-for-profit model. Our ongoing internal and external collaborations allow our facility to continually improve and expand both its R&D capabilities, and its access to state-of-the-art equipment and software, which in turn, benefits our clients.

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, based in China, and the Vancouver Prostate Centre, a global leader in translational research in cancer, have established the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory. This sequencing and translational research facility, located in LAGA, will discover and advance basic and translational programs in oncology, including precision oncology. The collaboration, the first between BGI and any Canadian research institution, will change the landscape of genomic and translational research across Canada and benefit patients worldwide.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.


Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer: June 18

The Raymond James Father's Day Wak Run for Prostate Cancer, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, took place Sunday June 18.  The website is still open for donations; click here to donate.



Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi leads identification of gene linked to growth of aggressive neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC)


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