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Facilities and services

These Faculty of Science-based resources offer state-of-the-art opportunities for team-based research:

McGill Nanotools and Microfabrication

An integral component of the McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM), the Nanotools Microfab laboratory is a FABRICATION FACILITY open to multi-disciplinary research initiatives spanning the life-sciences, sciences and engineering. While a wide array of substrate materials and sizes can be accommodated, our entire toolset is 150mm wafer compatible, thereby allowing for small volume prototyping as needed.

Further details: McGill Nanotools - Microfab

Molecular Forecaster

Developed by medicinal synthetic chemist Nicolas Moitessier, FORECASTER is a novel and highly accurate SOFTWARE PLATFORM for DRUG DISCOVERY, design and process chemistry.  This software suite fills the key need to optimize the conformational fit between a potential drug and its receptor.  Such in-silico lead compound elucidation offers a tremendous improvement over the current approach. A German independent study conducted in 2009 compared the performance of eleven competitive commercial products in that field and gave first place to the McGill-developed software. 

The spin-off Molecular Forecaster Inc. (http://fitted.ca/), formed in 2010 to market and support the product, provides solutions in drug discovery such as virtual ligand screening, custom library design and lead optimization.  McGill researchers are encouraged to contact the company via its website for free consultation.

McGill University Statistical Consulting Service

Operating in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics since January 2000, the main goal is to enhance the quality of research at McGill by providing expert advice on the optimal way to collect data and on how to analyze these data once they have been collected. Faculty on either the downtown McGill campus or the MacDonald College campus as well as at McGill teaching hospitals can use the SCS for the preparation of grant proposals, for their ongoing research, as well as for the revision of manuscripts. Graduate students across campus are invited to consult the SCS while conducting their thesis research.

Further details: http://www.math.mcgill.ca/~scs/

High Field (800 MHz) NMR Facility

An 800 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer is available at the Quebec/Eastern Canada High Field NMR Facility. Services are offered to both McGill and outside users.

Further details: Quebec/Eastern Canada High Field NMR Facility