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The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at McGill University maintains several key resources for use by faculty and students for their research.

Confocal Facility

The Department hosts a confocal microscopy/image analysis facility. This facility includes a multi-photon Zeiss 510 laser scanning microscope which is available to the scientific community on a fee basis. For more information click the button on the left side bar.

Contact info for Confocal Facility:

Jacynthe Laliberté
McIntyre Building
Room: 1242
Phone: 398-8569
E-mail: jacynthe [dot] laliberte [at] mcgill [dot] ca

The facility also has two automated image analysis systems (M4 MCID system and MCID Elite system), both coupled to Olympus microscopes. The MCID Elite system is coupled to an Olympus BX51 microscope with a motorized stage and focus and possesses 3-D reconstruction, stereology and tiled field mapping modules.

EM Services

The department’s Electron Microscopy facility features a fully equipped electron microscope (Philips 410 LS) with a video camera system. The facility also includes two Reichert Ultratome ultramicrotomes and an Edwards High Vacuum carbon coater.

Contact info for EM Facility:

Johanne Ouellette
McIntyre Building
Room: 119
Phone: 398-3606
Fax: 398-7120
E-mail: johanne [dot] ouellette [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Imaging and Molecular Biology Platform

The Platform is part of the Green Chemistry CFI initiative and a centralized resource for microscopy and molecular biology equipment. The platform provides instruments, training and assistance to internal and external researchers. Microscopy services range from confocal/multiphoton and high throughput to in vivo imaging and analysis. Histological equipment and automated slide staining is also available. Molecular applications cover quantitative and qualitative sample analysis, gene expression characterization and genomics. Please click here for more information.

Contact info for the Imaging and Molecular Biology Platform:

McIntyre Medical Building - Room 1319
Montreal, Qc.  H3G 1Y6
Phone:  514-398-4455, extension 09036
Imaging: Wolfgang Reintsch, PhD; wolfgang [dot] reintsch [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Molecular Biology: Yaned Gaitan; yaned [dot] gaitan [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Other resources

In addition, the department maintains a phosphorimaging system (Molecular Dynamics) and other standard equipment for common use.