The UBC Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium (SBC) brings together the facilities, expertise and experience of multiple units across UBC to provide end-to-end support for any sequencing project, with rapid turnaround times.

The SBC is an institution-supported shared facility. It was initially created to bring together the services and expertise previously offered by the UBC Sequencing Centre, the Biodiversity Research Centre NextGen Sequencing Facility and the NAPS Unit.

The shared facility’s mandate is to provide an efficient sequencing platform for UBC researchers and external users. 

We aim to support your sequencing needs and can help with:

  • project planning and experimental design
  • sample and library preparation
  • next-generation and Sanger sequencing
  • bioinformatics analysis
  • technical training in preparing, performing, analyzing and understanding the results of sequencing
  • genotyping

We invite you to explore the facilities and support we can provide in the following broad areas:


Next-Generation Sequencing and Library Preparation  | Sanger sequencing 


Training + Consultation

Training + Support  |  Bioinformatics Consultation

Reagent + Supply Centre

QIAstock Cabinet 


The SBC involves multiple partners across the UBC campus and externally.
Our technology partners include:

Resumption Plan 

The Sequencing and Bioinformatics Consortium’s Resumption Plan is available to Faculty, staff and students upon request.

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