The CCDB is a state-of-the-art DNA Barcoding facility founded on the campus of the University of Guelph by Dr. Paul Hebert in 2006 to advance DNA barcoding technologies. Its unique research capacity reflects the coupling of one of Canada’s largest genomics platforms with a workforce that includes world-class expertise in biodiversity science, DNA sequencing and informatics. The Centre is best know for its role in leading the development of DNA barcoding, a technology which is considered one of the top five life-changing breakthroughs made by Ontario universities over the past century.
- 5 Applied Biosystems 3730 sequencers
- 1 Ion Torrent PGM sequencer
- 1 Ion S5 sequencer
- 4 Beckman-Coulter Biomek FX robots
- 2 Beckman-Coulter Biomek NX robots
- 30 Eppendolf 96-well thermocyclers
- 14 Eppendolf 384-well thermocyclers
- 18 Ultra-low temperature freezers
Analytical Services | CAD$875 ~ CAD$3750
Miscellaneous Services | CAD$250 ~ CAD$300
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DNA Template Requirements
The core laboratory facility at the CCDB is equipped with the latest in high throughput equipment and instrumentation. Virtually all aspects of barcode generation are automated, from DNA extraction to sequencing.
Sequencing turn-around time
GLP DNA sequencing
Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding
Center for Biodiversity Genomics – University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON
The work-space at the CCDB is divided into 6 isolated rooms: sample preparation (tissue/ specimen subsampling), DNA extraction, Reagent room, DNA amplification and sequencing. Therefore, samples are strongly being protected from contamination.
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