Genomic Analysis

The Laboratory for Advanced Genome Analysis (LAGA) core facility specializes in the acquisition, processing, statistical analysis, integration, and visualization of next-generation sequencing data to enable and advance basic and translational research. LAGA occupies 3,600 square feet of laboratories and offices and houses state-of-the-art equipment.

LAGA offers economically priced services based on a cost-recovery, not-for-profit model. The facility provides researchers with the highest quality results; manages research projects from experimental design to interpretation of data; and supports the researchers’ grant applications and publications.

Click here for a poster presentation (2020) describing specific examples of LAGA research expertise (3.4 MB PDF; opens in new window).
 

The benefits of our services to your research projects:

  • Personalized approach to projects for high quality results and publication
  • Extensive experience and highly trained personnel
  • Ongoing internal and external collaborations allow our facility to continually improve its services
  • Cost-effective services based on a cost-recovery, not-for-profit model
  • Projects of any size are welcome

Collaborative model

The core facility provides academic and clinician-scientists with high-quality services. The core combines leadership in genomics and computer science, a demonstrated ability to innovate, a competence to manage research projects from experimental design to interpretation of data and to support the researchers’ grant applications and publications. The highly trained personnel offer essential recommendations to generate and analyze complex data from standard and challenging clinical samples. The competitive service prices are based on a cost-recovery, not-for-profit model, to provide solutions that are economical and personalized/
 

Last updated: November 27, 2020

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.

Events

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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Cherkasov