Gut4Health Microbiome Core Facility

The primary goal of the Gut4Health is to facilitate microbiome studies for researchers at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the University of British Columbia. The facility is a centralized and cost-effective resource for processing and storing biological specimens, and sequencing and analysis of microbial communities for various research studies, including basic science, clinical, translational, and epidemiological projects.

We provide consultation on all aspects of study design and sample collection. The CORE receives, processes, and stores coded samples as needed. We provide DNA and RNA extraction and prepare and sequence samples with the Illumina Miseq and HiSeq platforms. We can also assist with bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data.