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Our Story

The Canadian Center for Computational Genomics(C3G) provides bioinformatics analysis and HPC services for the life science research community.

Building upon two well-established bioinformatics teams from Montréal (lead: Guillaume Bourque) and Toronto (lead: Michael Brudno), C3G has created a distributed innovation node with broad expertise in bioinformatics, providing customized and case-by-case analysis services as well as an extensive suite of software solutions for the genomics community.

Since 2011, C3G has completed more than 2000 bioinformatic analysis projects for over 700 distinct groups of researchers across Canada and abroad. Our teams have significant experience in personalized medicine applications. These have included genome analysis and interpretation of personal genomes, technology and services to record patient presentations, RNA and ChIP-seq data analysis, and analysis of complete human epigenomes in both germline disorders and cancers.

Throughout the years, our platform has also developed expertise with single-cell technologies, metagenomics and the application of genomics to non-model organisms.

Support to Community

The C3G team maintains an up-to-date set of bioinformatic tools and genomic resources for the community. These resources are available at several HPC centres through our partnership with Compute Canada/NDRIO. We are also committed to supporting researchers through our help desk and through the various training events we organize and participate in each year.

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Partners & Funders

The Canadian Center for Computational Genomics(C3G) is a proud partner of the organizations below who are all dedicated to leading innovation in genomics and computing.

Genome Canada is a not-for-profit organization, funded by the Government of Canada. It act as a catalyst for developing and applying genomics+ and genomic-based technologies to create economic and social benefits for Canadians.

With some 300 buildings, 40,000 students, 250,000 living alumni, and a reputation for excellence that reaches around the globe, McGill has carved out a spot among the world’s greatest universities.

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The McGill Genome Centre provides Canadian and international researchers with high-throughput technologies and cutting-edge approaches to enable next-generation genomic studies. Our Centre addresses key challenges in harnessing the power of next-generation sequencing (NGS) into innovation in biomedicine and the life sciences.

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The Canadian Center for Computational Genomics(C3G) has partnered with the Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) to setup and operate a bioinformatics hub at the GCRC.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.

Ontario Genomics is a publicly-funded not-for-profit organization that works with companies, researchers, and policymakers to support the early stages of moving genomics technologies from the lab to solve real world problems in the clinic and industry.

Génome Québec contributes to strengthening the competitiveness of the genomics innovation system in order to maximize its socioeconomic impact in Québec, by funding major genomic research initiatives and putting in place the tools necessary for scientific and strategic development in the field.

Compute Canada, in partnership with regional organizations ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid, leads the acceleration of research innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions.

CANARIE operates and evolves the national backbone of Canada’s ultra-high-speed National Research and Education Network (NREN), connecting to 12 provincial and territorial partner networks. This world-class 10 gigabit per second network is critical infrastructure supporting today’s data-intensive, globally collaborative research.

The CES offers high-quality sequencing (including massively parallel sequencing), genotyping, functional genomics and nucleic acid extraction services to the scientific community. It provides complete DNA and RNA analysis services, from a few samples to several tens of thousands per week, and works in close collaboration with the Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G) in order to offer bioinformatics services.