The GSC's technology platform is a high-throughput, large-scale DNA and RNA sequencing and analysis facility that has been designed to maximize analytical capacity, diversity, efficiency, scalability and flexibility. The platform is one of the largest of its type in Canada and is well recognized internationally.

Learn more about the sequencing services offered by the GSC.

Sequencing Services

The GSC offers a variety of sequencing services to meet your research needs, including:

  • Nucleic acid extraction
  • Library construction
  • DNA and RNA sequencing

For sample submission information and to learn more about working with the GSC, please see our User Guides below.

Technology Platform

Our sequencing suite is equipped with:

  • Illumina NovaSeq 6000
  • Illumina NovaSeq X Plus
  • Illumina NextSeq 2000
  • Illumina MiSeq
  • Oxford Nanopore MinION
  • Oxford Nanopore PromethION
  • PacBio Revio

Learn more about our Technology Platforms.

Contact Us


Check out our FAQ or contact our Platform Leaders directly.

Interested in our sequencing services?

Fill out a Service Request Form.

Getting startedInterested in working with the GSC?

Learn more about working with the GSC by downloading our Getting Started User Guide which includes:

  • Workflow
  • Service requests
  • Statements of Work (SOWs)
  • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Sample submission & tracking
  • Accessing your data
  • Alignments
  • Terms of Service
  • Acknowledgement Policy

GSC Sequencing User Guides

Our DNA, RNAConstructed Libraries, Cells, Bodily Fluids, Metagenome, Tissue and FFPE Tissue User Guides below contain all of the information you need to prepare and submit samples for sequencing at the GSC, including:

  • Sample types and formats accepted
  • Minimum sample requirements
  • Online sample submission guides
  • Sample courier and drop-off information

DNA Samples

DNA User Guide

RNA Samples

RNA Samples

Constructed Libraries

Bodily Fluids

Bodily Fluids User Guide





Metagenome User Guide


Tissue Samples User Guide

FFPE Tissue

FFPE Tissue Sample User Guide


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