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ANATOMY LABORATORY FACILITIES


Cutting-edge laboratory facilities for the study of human anatomy.


For more information on all that our anatomy laboratory facilities have to offer, please contact: 

GEOFFROY [dot] NOEL [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Dr. Geoffroy Noël), Director, Division of Anatomical Sciences, McGill University.


Please note that our laboratory facilities are available for use to those outside of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology as well. Due to the nature of the Laboratory and the consequently restricted access, reservations require a special application process for those outside of McGill University.  The application form for use of the laboratories can be found below.  Interested parties should send this form to GEOFFROY [dot] NOEL [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Dr. Geoffroy Noë)l.

 

Application to use the Anatomical Materials:

application_for_the_use_of_anatomical_material.pdf

application_for_the_use_of_anatomical_material.pdf

 

CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY

The Anatomy and Cell Biology Confocal Microscopy facility possesses a Zeiss 510 laser scanning microscope equipped with three detectors, including a META detector. This instrument is suitable for fixed- and live-cell observation of a wide variety of sample types.

This confocal microscope--as well as training on it--is available to the entire scientific community on a fee-for-use basis. Consultation regarding suitability for a specific project or reservation of microscope time can be arranged by telephone or e-mail with:

john [dot] presley [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. John Presley)
Strathcona Building, Room 1/28
514.398.2580

 

Equipment

 

Zeiss LSM 510–META with Axiovert inverted microscope.

Laser lines:
Argon 458, 488, 514 nm
HeNe 543 nm
HeNe 633 nm
Diode 405 nm
Live cell chamber: Zeiss Temperature control 37°C with CO2 controller.

 

Fees

USER TYPE HOURLY RATE* W/ TECHNICAL SUPPORT
ACADEMIC (MCGILL) $20 $60
ACADEMIC (OTHER) $20 $60
INDUSTRY $30 $90
TRAINING - $150 (FLAT FEE FOR A 3-4 HR. SESSION)

 

* Use of the confocal by a trained and approved individual not requiring continuous support from confocal facility staff. One or two training sessions may be required depending on previous confocal experience.

 

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

 

Click HERE to learn more about McGill University's Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR).

 

PROTEOMICS

 

The proteome is the entire protein complement from the genome. The analysis of cell structure by this approach is aimed at identifying the molecular makeup of the organelles and molecular machinery of the eukaryotic cell. The proteome (complete protein, carbohydrate, and lipid make-up) of all organelles of the secretory and endocytic pathways as well as of mitochondria and peroxisomes of the eukaryotic cell is currently under analysis. A robotics based 2-D gel and mass spectrometric analysis of the protein constituents enables unambiguous identification of the proteins, lipids and their chemical modifications in embryonic and cellular developments in normal and disease states. Molecular characterization is by mass spectrometry (MALDI, triple quadrupole, QToF and Ion Trap) employing high sensitivity and highly selective resolving techniques (LC, CE, GC) coordinated with the development of differential labeling techniques.