GPRC - National Bee Diagnostic Centre
(NBDC)

Grand Prairie Regional College

Beaverlodge, AB

ABOUT NBDC

The GPRC NBDC-TAC provides critical diagnostic services to beekeepers, researchers, Provincial and Federal agencies and Industry as its contribution towards a healthy, sustainable and profitable apiculture industry in Canada. We employ microbiology, microscopy and molecular techniques in order to identify pests, pathogens and parasites affecting honeybees.

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Bees fly around a brood frame <br/>Credit: Randy Vanderveen Photography/ Grande Prairie Regional College


Contact NBDC

NBDC Patricia Wolf Veiga

Patricia Wolf Veiga
Director

+1-780-357-7736

pwolfveiga@gprc.ab.ca


gprc.ab.ca/research/nbdc/

PO Box 1118, Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0

Services offered in: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION EXPERTISE

EXPERTISE

  1. Molecular diagnostics
  2. Expression analysis
  3. Next Generation Sequencing
  4. Sperm/Spore Viability tests
  5. In-Situ Hybridization
  6. High Resolution Melting analysis
  7. Project management
  8. Technology development
  9. Sample analysis and testing
  10. Scientific and technological monitoring
  11. Technology validation and transfer
  12. Design of experiment
  13. Interactive workshop sessions
  14. Design, development, and delivery of customized training
  15. Connections to co-op placement opportunities
  16. Qualitative and quantitative research
  17. Networking events
  18. Presentation of results at conferences
  19. Publishing in peer reviewed literature
  20. Seminars and workshops
  21. Industry-specific events and symposia
  22. Evening speaker series
  23. Participation at trade shows and other venues with or on behalf of partners

TECHNOLOGY SECTORS

  1. Agriculture
  2. Biotechnology

EQUIPMENT AND LABS

Equipment
Fluorescent Microscope and compound microscopes
Microtome – Cryostat
Next Generation Sequencer
Real Time Quantitative Thermocycler and end-point thermocycler
Image Analyzer
Spectrophotometer
Hybridization Oven
Incubators for anaerobic conditions