Enabling technology research projects are developing new and improved technology that will be broadly applicable to genomics, proteomics, or related areas. The term "technology" denotes methods and tools that enable research including, but not limited to, instrumentation and/or devices, techniques and software.
Genome BC’s current research projects in enabling technology:
- Methods and Technology Development at the Sequencing Platform at the BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre
- The Proteomics Centre (PC): An Integrated GIN Node for Comprehensive, Innovative Proteomics Research in Canada
- UVic - Genome BC Proteomics Centre
- Sequencing Platform at the BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre
- The Proteomics Centre
- Advanced assembly assessment and annotation
Science and Technology Innovation Centres
BC is home to two leading-edge Science & Technology Innovation Centres (S&T ICs; formerly referred to as S&T Platforms) across Canada that provide the tools and expertise to analyze genomes in various ways. Genome BC co-leads one other centre with Genome Alberta.
These S&T ICs provide researchers access to high throughput genomics and proteomics technologies, such as DNA sequencing, RNA expression, protein and metabolite identification and quantitation, as well as new methods and protocols development, data analysis, and bioinformatics. The S&T ICs also assist researchers in the development of research proposals by providing advice on appropriate technologies and study design that improve the quality of the research.
Genomics Innovation Centre at the BC Cancer Agency: One of the highest capacity gene mapping groups worldwide is located here in British Columbia
University of Victoria-Genome BC Proteomics Centre: Analyzes protein functions for biomarker discovery and validation, metabolomics, and protein imaging
The Metabolomics Innovation Centre - Genome BC is a co-lead of this platform housed at the University of Alberta in Edmonton