Core Services and Equipment Resources

The Cell Imaging Centre at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Cell Imaging Centre

What We Do

The Cell Imaging Centre is the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry's core microscopy facility. The core facilities in the FoMD are positioned as efficient, reliable shared resource laboratories that aim to be major contributors in driving research and innovation within the faculty. We provide services and training for light and electron microscopy and offer a wide range of cutting-edge image acquisition equipment and expert consultation for experimental design related to microscopy experiments. Full technical assistance – from sample processing through image analysis – is available on a wide range of equipment.

Facility Overview

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Cell Imaging Centre is a multi-user facility at the University of Alberta. The facility provides resource access to users within the faculty and across the university. Currently, we offer training and access to 7 light microscopes and 2 electron microscopes. The Facility operates on a fee-for-use basis, which allows partial cost recovery for operating expenses and service contracts for the instruments.  A major portion of Facility operating costs are provided through financial support from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards to contributing investigators. User fees are used to cover the cost of supplies and partially cover service contracts and maintenance.