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.