Services and Fees

Using the Cell Imaging Core

Interested researchers should contact Kiera Smith at Novice users will need to book a training session prior to instrument access and use. Training is FREE. In addition to training and access, we offer guidance to all investigators and graduate students in experimental design, development of protocols and post-acquisition image analysis.


  • Comprehensive hands-on training for each piece of equipment.

  • Troubleshooting experimental design.

  • Regular theoretical courses.

  • Assistance with development and optimization of techniques and methods.

  • Assistance with antibody selection.

  • Software for image processing, interrogation visualisation and analysis (Fiji, Volocity, Imaris).

  • Software training and image analysis assistance.

  • Consistent instrumentation quality control.

  • Organizing vendor talks and training sessions to keep users on the cutting edge of available reagents, analysis tools, and instrumentation.


Equipment/service U of A users ($/hr) External U of A users ($/hr)
Digital microscopes (widefield fuorescence) $10.00 $20.00
Confocal fluorescence microscopes $16.50 $35.00
Super resolution fluorescence microscopes $20.00 $50.00
Electron microscopes $50.00 $50.00
Image analysis No charge $10.00