Core Services and Equipment Resources

High Content Analysis in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta

High Content Analysis Core

Facility Overview

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FoMD) High Content Analysis (HCA) Core is a multi-user facility at the University of Alberta. Originally established in 2010 as the RNAi Core, it was rebranded in 2019. The HCA Core operates under the umbrella of the FoMD Flow Cytometry Facility.

The facility operates on a fee-for-use basis, which allows partial cost recovery for operating expenses. The major portion of the facility operating costs is supported through Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awards to contributing investigators. User fees are used to cover the cost of consumables and partially cover service contracts and maintenance.

The HCA Core houses leading edge equipment to manage and automate large-scale experiments in areas such as drug discovery and single cell analysis. From sample processing and liquid handling to quantitative analysis of sequencing, imaging, and fluorescent data, the core offers high-throughput methods for researchers’ screening needs.


Flow Cytometry Facility User Committee

Chair
  • Dr. Troy Baldwin - Academic Lead of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI)

Voting Members

  • Dr. Kristi Baker - Department of Oncology
  • Dr. Jason Plemel - Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Harissios Vliagoftis - Department of Medicine
  • Dr. David Evans - Academic Lead of the High Content Analysis Core Facility, Department of MMI
  • Dr. Aja Rieger - Manager, Flow Cytometry Core Facility
  • Dr. Joaquin Lopez-Orozco - Coordinator, High Content Analysis Core
Ex Officio Members
  • Dr. Richard Lehner - Associate Dean, Research - Facilities and Cores, FoMD
  • Dr. Wendy Magee - Director, Core Research Facilities, FoMD