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Established in 1991, the NAPS Unit is a core facility providing DNA sequencing and genotyping services to both academic and commercial researchers. Generating 1,000+ bases per run, data is available within 24hrs through an on-line dnaLIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). Highly trained staff, compiling >20 years of sequencing expertise, provide personalized service to assist with experimental design, data interpretation, and troubleshooting difficult templates.

In addition, the facility operates a NAPS-IDT portal, an Applied Biosystems On-Site Freezer Program and a QIAstock cabinet, providing easily accessible custom oligonucleotides and molecular biology reagents to the scientific community.

Located in the NCE Building on the UBC Vancouver campus, this facility is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

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Administration (Billing Inquiries)
Director: Debbie Adam
Phone: 604-822-9769
Fax: 604-822-9174

Staff: Lyndsey
Phone: 604-822-4570

Location and Mailing Address
University of British Columbia
Room 419 - NCE Building
2125 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, CANADA
V6T 1Z4