The Centre for Applied Neurogenetics (CAN) has a wealth of research experience, expertise, and resources to share on research into brain disorders. Services, training and project consultation are closely aligned with our core mission – to provide insight into the causes of neurologic disease and accelerate the development of novel treatments. Both academic projects and industry-sponsored research are performed within CAN. We are a non-profit team so any fee-for-service pricing is for cost recovery, not profit.
“The combination of genetic discovery and functional gene/protein assessment in the same lab environment is unique to CAN and is proving to be a scientifically fruitful arrangement” – Lise Munsie
Teams and projects are often integrated e.g. mapping a novel gene mutation for a Mendelian neurologic disease may be combined with neuroscience studies, from studies of gene/protein expression to the creation of conditional (cre-loxP) recombinant models and their characterization. Within this spectrum, many services are offered albeit within two main areas:
- genetics, computing/statistics and molecular biology, and;
- model generation and characterization including behavioural testing, microdialysis, brain slice electrophysiology and neuropharmacology.