Important information on COVID-19 / Renseignements importants sur la COVID-19!

We are asking all patients and visitors coming to HSN to please wear a mask as an added step to reduce the spread of germs and protect vulnerable patients. Handmade masks are acceptable as are those available at retailers in our community. Patients going for a procedure where they must remove their mask will be asked to store it with their personal items. If you arrive at the hospital as a patient or care partner and do not have a mask, one will be provided to you and you will be expected to wear it during your time at HSN to keep yourself, other patients and care partners and our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers safe.

Before coming to the hospital, please check our COVID-19 info page for updates.

    Bioinformatics and Genomics

    The HSNRI Bioinformatics and Genomics Office provides help with the coordination, project design, and data analysis for Next Generation sequencing (NGS) projects. This includes consultation on optimal software application selection for your NGS data analysis, and evaluation of your project's budget feasibility for all your NGS platforms. 

    We are open to research collaborations and applications to joint funding. We have access to an Ion Torrent, Illumina NextSeq 500. In addition, we are part of an international community developing the new Nanopore sequencing platform. 

    Services include:

    • Protocols and research development
    • Consultation on research/grant design
    • Next Generation Sequencing (Ion Torrent and Illumina) 
    • De novo and reference assemblies
    • Bioinformatics NGS analysis DNA/RNA
    • Metagenome and Microbiome analysis

     For more information contact us:

    Gustavo Ybazeta, PhD
    Bioinformatics & Genomics Associate
    Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) 
    56 Walford Road, Level 2
    Tel: 705-523-7300 ext. 1920