Canada’s platform for biomedical research and discovery

The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) is a state-of-the-art research facility located in Toronto, Canada. Established in 2007 through a unique collaboration between Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), it was designed to foster collaboration among researchers across research domains and geography.

TCP offers a range of services to support cutting-edge research in the field of developmental, biomedical and genomic research. Services provided by TCP cover study design and execution, data analysis and resource sharing, and can cater to projects of different scales. TCP works with users locally, across Canada and worldwide to support their research.

The staff at TCP are highly specialized and certified in their respective fields, pooling together their extensive experience to collaboratively deliver results. Collaboration with scientists from diverse disciplines fosters innovation and helps address research questions effectively.

One of TCP’s primary goals is to contribute to modern medical research by advancing our understanding of the genetic basis of various diagnoses and treatments. TCP has a focus on continuous improvement, encouraging staff to evaluate processes to recognize and implement process improvements. As well, TCP invests in technology development to provide leading edge services within our services portfolio. These services support innovative research programs that accelerate biomedical and genomics research aiming to improve human health.

Our vision

Catalyzing discovery. Creating knowledge. Improving health.

Our mission

To lead in mammalian genetics with national and global partners to advance biomedical research and human health.

Our values

  • Integrity: ethical research, animal welfare, scientific rigour
  • Innovation: discovery, improvement, throughput
  • Collaboration: respect, partnerships, teamwork
Technician reviewing histology images on a computer screen

Working with TCP

Why work with TCP?

The staff at TCP are experts in their fields – from mouse production to colony management to in vivo and ex vivo phenotyping. TCP is committed to the highest standards of animal care and using internationally recognized methods to improve reproducibility of animal research. Leveraging our expertise gives clients more time to focus on their studies and field of research.

Who works with TCP?

Researchers at all stages of their career work with TCP, including:

  • students
  • postgraduate trainees and fellows
  • scientists and principal investigators

We support investigators who are new to mouse research as well as those with decades of experience. Working with us on site or remotely, our clients include Canadian and international academic institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. TCP also works with institutional administrators to complement their existing programmes, enabling strategic infrastructure investment.

How do scientists work with TCP?

TCP provides an online portal for clients to request services and check the progress of their projects. We provide expertise to support investigators through all phases of their work including grant writing, study conception and design, implementation, and data analysis. To get started, contact us.

“[TCP] helped to design some of our best models.”

Sean Egan, Senior Scientist (SickKids Research Institute)

“[TCP] helped to design some of our best models.”

Sean Egan, Senior Scientist (SickKids Research Institute)

Meet TCP

Dedicated to advancing mouse research and providing our clients with the tools they need to succeed.

Dr. John Sled

John Sled, PhD, M.Eng.

Interim Scientific Director
Director of Mouse Imaging Centre

Dr. Sled is passionate about translating fundamental work, using mouse models and imaging technologies, into tools and knowledge that can improve human health.

Dr. Lauryl Nutter

Lauryl Nutter, PhD

Director, Research & Technology Development

Dr. Nutter’s love of genetics has led to a career developing the tools scientists need to answer their research questions.

Lise Phaneuf, DVM, D.V.Sc., DACLAM

Director, Animal Resources & Compliance

Dr. Phaneuf is a board-certified veterinarian with special interests in animal welfare and lean management techniques.

Work with us

We are a national facility, producing and phenotyping mouse models for discovery and biomedical research.