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ABRF Biomolecular Technologies Award

John White and Brad Amos win ABRF Biomolecular Technologies Award for the development of the first commercial laser scanning confocal microscope! For more information see the ABRF or MRC Press Releases.

Western Association of Core Directors

September 17th and 18th, 2015, Portland, OR

4th International Frontiers in Neurophotonics Symposium
October 3 – 6 2015 | Québec city | Canada

North East Regional Life Sciences Core Directors (NERLSCD)

Oct 14-16, 2015, Burlington, VT

ABRF 2016 Conference

Florida, USA

The McGill University Life Sciences Complex Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) offers more than a dozen state-of-the-art light microscopy platforms.  With over 35 years of combined microscopy expertise our in-depth training and expert advice will accelerate any light microscopy research project. Comprehensive consultations, sample preparation advice, ongoing support, image processing, image analysis and preparation of data for publication all contribute to using researcher’s time effectively, generating high quality quantitative data and elevating research projects to the next level. The facility has expertise in many areas of cellular imaging including, but not limited to, live cell imaging, FRAP, FLIM, FRET, FCS, image correlation spectroscopy, TIRF, spectral imaging, high content screening, multi-photon imaging, laser capture micro-dissection, cellular image analysis, and custom image analysis.

How to acknowledge the ABIF

Don't forget to acknowledge the ABIF on your publications. Here is a suggested text:
"Images were collected and/or image processing and analysis for this manuscript was performed in the McGill University Life Sciences Complex Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF)".


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FRET/CFP ratio images (Broussard et al., Nat Protoc, 2013)

FOV comparison for an SDCM and a CLSM (Jonkman & Brown, J Biomol Tech, 2015)

Wide-Field vs CLSM images (Jonkman & Brown, J Biomol Tech. 2015)

Wide-Field vs grid confocal (Jonkman & Brown, J Biomol Tech. 2015)

polarization microscopy of tissue

Subcellular distribution of mCherry-tagged NHE6deltaWST protein in mouse primary hippocampal neuron (Ilie et al., Neurochem Int, 2014)

FLIM images and histogram of B16 cells incubated with free Dox (Zhang et al., Nanoscale, 2015)

Best fits to fluorescence lifetime decays in B16 cells incubated with Au-Dox (Zhang et al., Nanoscale, 2015)

GFP-Paxillin CHO cells DAPI(Blue)/alphaTubulin(Green)/Phalloidin(Red)