Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF)

Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) is an imaging core facility located at McGill University in Montreal, Canada that offers access to light microscopy technologies and services.

The McGill University Life Sciences Complex Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) offers more than a dozen state-of-the-art light microscopy platforms. For a comprehensive list of equipment available at ABIF, please consult this webpage.

The ABIF has been in operation for over 16 years at the McGill University, providing guidance to researchers with their projects from sample preparation to data analysis. The ABIF has three full time expert imaging scientists on staff and a scientific director, offers in-depth training and expert advice to accelerate light microscopy research projects. The facility has expertise in many areas of cellular imaging including, but not limited to, live cell imaging, photo-manipulation, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), correlation microscopy, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, spectral imaging, high content screening, cellular image analysis, and custom image analysis. Comprehensive consultations, sample preparation advice, ongoing support, image processing, image analysis and preparation of data for publication all contribute to using researcher’s time effectively, generating high quality quantitative data and elevating research projects to the next level.

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The Shadowing Offer

Main focus

Core facility management

Hands-on instrument training

Image data storage and analysis

Software tools

Other Activities

Department seminars

Depending on timing, attendance of other training activities and workshops is possible

Duration of stay

1-2 weeks depending on learning objectives