Organization: Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

BC genome centre becomes latest WestGrid node

The Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (MSGSC) has become the latest advanced research computing site for WestGrid and Compute Canada. One of eight research programs operated by the BC Cancer Agency, MSGSC is the largest capacity genomics centre of its type in Canada. It brings the number of western-based research institutions partnering with WestGrid to…

BC Genome Science Centre boosts advanced computing

BC Cancer Agency‘s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre is partnering with Compute Canada and WestGrid to support the expansion of its advanced research computing systems. The centre will provide researchers with access to bioinformatics software, expertise and secure computing storage as they utilize advanced computing to develop improved methods for cancer care and other disease…

UBC team sequences and annotates bacterial genome

An international research team led by three microbiologists from the Univ of British Columbia (UBC) has completed and annotated the largest bacterial genome in history. It is the first bacterial genome to be entirely sequenced and annotated in Canada. The three researchers — Drs Lindsay Eltis, William Mohn and Julian Davies — conducted their research…