The scientific aim of the McGill High Throughput Screening Facility is to facilitate the development of chemical biology programs in academic labs by supporting high throughput screens of various natures. The facility employs a staff-assisted screening model. Investigators using the facility are provided with access to compound libraries and training in the use of some instruments, such as liquid handling equipment and plate readers.
HTS staff members perform all compound handling and complex automation for screens. In building our facility, we hope to establish an environment conducive to the interaction of chemists and biologists and to provide a unique training ground for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.