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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.


  1. Open Spin Microscopy & Functional Imaging in Zebra fish through light sheet microscopy

  2. How to choose probes for super-resolution imaging

  3. New Dimensions in Super Resolution Microscopy

  4. Imaging in Embryogenesis

  5. Advances in Controlling Cell Environment during Dynamic Live Cell Imaging

  6. Quantitative Image Analysis in Neurons

  7. Multi-Point Confocal Microscopy

  8. 3D Cell-based Models for Regenerative Medicine

  9. Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM): 1+1=3

ABIF in the News

  1. Room with a View - The Scientist

  2. Mercury Free Microscopy

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).

Purchase of equipment in the facility was made possible with funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovaiton (CFI) and the Ministère du Développement économique, innovation et exportation Québec (MDEIE).