Terry Fox Lab is the home of several core facilities providing services to everyone at the BC Cancer Research Centre as well as the general research and clinical community. 

Flow Cytometry Core

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility (FCCF), is housed in the Terry Fox Laboratory and provides investigators at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre access to high quality, cost effective flow cytometry services. By providing these services, as well as the scientific expertise necessary to effectively use this technology, the Facility serves to enhance the scope and quality of scientific research performed at the Research Centre. Equipment include staff-operated Cell Sorters (16-colour BD FACSAria Fusion & FACSAria III); user-operated cell sorter (8-colour BD FACSMelody) and cell analyzers (48-colour BD FACSymphony A5 SE spectral analyzer, 28-colour BD FACSymphony A5 and 16-colour BD Fortessa).

Integrated Mouse Modelling Services

The BC Cancer Integrated Mouse Modelling Services (IMMS) was initiated in 2020 as an expansion of the Center for Genetic Modeling (CGM) and Terry Fox Laboratory Transgenics Core after over a decade of successful operations. Our experienced staff supports a vibrant and diverse research community, guaranteeing the necessary support to conduct biomedical research and answer essential questions. The IMMS is situated within the BC Cancer Research Institute (BCCRI), which houses a 1,995 m2 rodent facility (ARC) that provides a barrier environment matching the highest standards of pathogen control for commercial facilities around the world. A biohazard Containment Level III facility, an Embryonic Stem (ES) cell lab, and mouse phenotyping suites also exist as infrastructure support for the IMMS.

Strand-seq Core

The Strand-seq Core at the BC Cancer Research Institute offers production of Strand-seq data on a fee-for-service basis using state of the art instrumentation and innovative protocols. Experienced Core staff support the needs of researchers with tailored Strand-seq workflows including culturing primary cells or cell lines, constructing single-cell libraries using the cellenONE nanolitre liquid handler and cell isolation system, and next-generation short read DNA sequencing with the AVITI.

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