Advanced BioImaging Facility - ABIF

From widefield, spinning disk and point scanning confocal microscopes to TIRF, light sheet, multi-photon and super-resolution instruments. We combine expertise in imaging and image analysis with over 10 years of experience as a scientific resource centre. E-mail us for a consultation or apply for training today!

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Come and hear about all the technologies and support the ABIF has to offer you for your research projects. 

Date: June 2, 2022 

Time:  3pm to 4pm

Location: Zoom

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The ABIF offers a wide range of courses, workshops and seminars, from basic and advanced microscopy techniques to the latest developments in image analysis.

Check out our "Events" page for the next event!




Welcome to the Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF)

Our in-depth, hands-on training in conjunction with expert advice will accelerate any light microscopy research project. Join us for a consultation about your specific needs and become part of the microscopy community of students, scientists, and staff. To learn about the facility, explore the links on this page or visit our About Us or Contact Us page for more information.


One-on-one trainings on our wide field scopes have resumed as of April 1, 2021. NOTE: training is remote. To request training, click on the quick link "Training Request Form" above.

For training solutions on our confocal microscopes, contact us at abif.physiology [at] mcgill.ca



Every training request begins with a one-on-one consultation with one of our microscopy experts. All you have to do is bring your information and an ABIF consultant will advise you on sample preparation, imaging protocols, and analysis.

The ABIF plays host to over a dozen microscopy and analysis platforms. The facility prides itself on keeping up with the latest technology available on the market to maintain pace with scientific breakthroughs. 

Every microscopy platform in the facility runs on economically and environmentally friendly LED illumination sources. The ABIF is completely free of hazardous mercury in an effort to make the facility a sustainable branch of scientific application.

Acknowledging 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  Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF), RRID:SCR_017697".

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