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Equipment and Facilities

The Institute is a major partner in the "Montreal Integrated Genomics Group for Research on Infectious Pathogens (MIGGRIP)", a collaborative CFI initiative between the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Biochemistry at McGill; the Centre for the Study of Host Resistance at McGill; Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Université de Montréal and Institut Armand-Frappier, University of Quebec. This CFI grant has allowed the Institute to purchase a range of new advanced technology platforms for research in molecular immunology, cell biology, gene expression, proteomics and gene function and bioinformatics. The Institute has access to a range of equipment available through collaborators in MIGGRIP and at the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre.

Major equipment and facilities at the Institute

Ciphergen ProteinChip© Mass Spectrometer and Tandem MS Interface
Becton Dickinson FACS analyzer/sorter
Biorad Radiance Confocal Microscope
Real Time PCR Cycler
ITC Thermocalorimeter
Silicon Graphics Bioinformatics Workstations
Bioinformatics Modelling Software (Sybil suite)
Beckman HPLC system
Nikon Fluorescence Microscope
Nikon Inverted Fluorescent Microscope
Nikon Epi-fluorescence Stereomicroscope
Molecular Devices FlexStation Scanning Fluorometer and Cell Harvester
Electrophysiology equipment
Microinjection equipment
Beckman DU640 Spectrophotometer
Biorad 2-Gel Electrophoresis system
Biorad Biolistic Gene Gun
Biorad Helios Gene Gun
Phosphoimager system
Pyrosequencing Ltd Pyrosequencer

The Institute has a full range of small equipment such as ultracentrifuges, liquid nitrogen storage systems, tissue culture suites, liquid scintillation counter, etc, and a facility for small animal experimentation.

Major equipment available within MIGGRIP

BIAcore 3000
Compaq Alpha ES40 computer systems
DNA Chip spotter and reader
Arcturus PixCell II Laser Capture Microdissection System
ABI 3700 DNA Analyzer
ABI 3700 GeneScan/ GeneMapper
ABI GeneAmp PCR System
Zeiss KS ELISPOT Assay System