Established in 1998, the Princess Margaret Genomics Centre (PMGC) is dedicated to providing access to cost-effective and high quality genomics services. We service local, national and international clients from both academic and commercial research organizations. The PMGC has solutions for a broad range of experimental needs. Our specialities include standard and custom-tailored DNA sequencing techniques using Illumina technologies, epigenomics, panel-based profiling (Luminex and Nanostring) and functional genomics. Single cell genomics applications on a variety of popular platforms is one of our most popular services. We also specialize in unique and custom techniques that aren’t found at most service providers. If you are looking for a service that you don’t see on our website, inquire!
We provide several services for characterizing your RNA and DNA samples, whether they are purified nucleic acids, sequence ready libraries, or anything in between. To submit samples for this service please register for an account in our new customer management system (Stratocore PPMS) here and use the "order" function to create an order to reflect your requirements.
The PMGC houses a full suite of Illumina sequencing instruments including MiSeq, NextSeq 500 (x2), HiSeq 2500, and NovaSeq 6000. We perform library prep and sequencing services for a wide variety of assays. As for DNA microarrays, our service offerings are currently limited to DNA microarrays provided by Illumina.
Sequence-ready library types accepted:
|Target capture panels||Methyl-Capture||Low/Hi-C|
|Bulk RNA Seq||MeDIP||10X Genomics (all types)|
|Custom primer configurations||RIP-Seq||Inquire for others|
Library types that we can prepare and sequence from your nucleic acid samples:
|Whole Exome||Whole Genome||Target capture panels|
|CRISPR-Cas9 screens||Bulk RNA-Seq||ChIP (pulldown by client)|
|Micro-RNA||Inquire for others|
Library types that we can prepare and sequence from cells/tissue:
|Hi-Chip||Capture Methyl-Seq||Inquire for others|
Analyze gene expression and DNA mutations at single-cell resolution with our wide range of innovative technology offerings.
Spatial-Omics integrates microscopy of tissue sections with readout of the transcriptome. This allows one to collect information about the positional and phenotypic aspects of the cells whose transcriptional patterns are being interrogated. This novel technology is an extremely powerful extension of conventional histology!
Quantitative panel-based gene and protein expression assays from Nanostring and Luminex.
The PMGC has a team dedicated to validating and performing standard and emerging epigenomic and genome conformation assays. If you have an interest in an assay not listed below, contact our team to discuss.
Use genome and transcriptome editing tools such as CRISPR, CRISPRi, CRISPRa, and others to interrogate gene function.
No, the PMGC performs research services only.
The PMGC is interested in participating in collaborative research projects with academic and commercial groups. We are particularly interested in collaborations which can be funded by small or large collaborative grants. A key area of focus for us is in the area of protocol and technology development. If you are interested in a collaborative project with us, please contact Troy Ketela (click name to open email).
Our shipping address is:
Princess Margaret Genomics Centre
101 College St.
Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7
Samples should be shipped on dry ice. We highly recommend shipping samples on a Monday or Tuesday to provide enough time for the samples to arrive before the weekend and helping to assure the dry ice will not sublime before arrival. Please note that special paperwork is required for shipping RNA or DNA from locations outside of Canada. For the Customs documentation that you will need, please download this form. Once you send us this information, the UHN Customs Officer will generate the appropriate Customs document and send it to you via e-mail. This document must be included with the waybill on your package.
We are in the process of switching to use a new customer management system (Stratocore PPMS). Currently, this system can be used to order/submit samples for our DNA and RNA Sample Quantification/QC services by registering for an account here. We will fully transition to this software soon, until then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a quotation for all other services.