Cell Imaging Centre at ADI (operated by FoMD)

Cell Imaging Centre at ADI is a satellite facility of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry's Cell Imaging Centre offering a comprehensive array of equipment and services related to the imaging and analysis of live or fixed cells and tissues.  Cell Imaging Centre at ADI can process your samples for you, or use their technical expertise to assist you with training and method development on a wide range of equipment. 

  • Perkin Elmer spinning disc confocal microscope
  • Zeiss COLIBRI fast LED imaging and optical sectioning
  • Zeiss PALM Microbeam laser capture microdissection
  • Leica DMI6000B inverted microscope
  • Leica DM IL HC inverted microscope
  • Zeiss Axio Cam imaging station
  • Perkin Elmer Volocity visualization system
  • Training services

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Services 

Cell Imaging Centre at ADI can provide full services for sample imaging and analysis using the following equipment ($60/hr):

  •  Perkin Elmer Spinning Disc Confocal
  •  Zeiss COLIBRI fast LED imaging and optical sectioning
  •  Zeiss PALM Microbeam laser capture microdissection
  •  Zeiss Axio Cam Imaging Station
  •  Perkin Elmer Volocity Visualization system

 

Instrumentation and Pricing

Perkin Elmer spinning disc confocal microscope  $ 40.00/hour 
Zeiss COLIBRI fast LED microscope  $ 30.00/hour 
 Zeiss PALM laser capture microscope $ 30.00/hour 
Zeiss Axio Cam imaging station*  $ 10.00/hour 
Perkin Elmer Volocity visualization system*  $ 10.00/hour 

* The Zeiss Axio Cam imaging station and the Perkin Elmer Volocity visualization system share the same computer workstation and both are booked though the Workstation calendar.

Non-University of Alberta users are welcome at Cell Imaging Centre at ADI.  For non-UofA users, a 20% overhead surcharge will be applied to billing.

Technical Assistance

Technical training for instrumentation self-use as well as assistance on procedures and method development from highly qualified staff is available at a rate of $60 per hour.

 

Instructions for accessing Cell Imaging Centre at ADI and using equipment:

Training on equipment is mandatory for first-time users.  Contact Greg Plummer to arrange for training.

Cell Imaging Centre at ADI is located in a card-access secure area (5-010B, Li Ka Shing Bldg).  Clients requiring access to the equipment on a regular basis can arrange to have card access granted.

Cell Imaging Centre at ADI uses an online booking system for reserving its equipment.  Users must now book their time using the online system.  Instructions for booking online are provided here.  If you require additional assistance with online booking, please contact Greg Plummer

Instruments must be free of debris, spills or damage following use.  Costs associated with cleaning or repairing instruments will be charged back to the user.

Regular hours forCell Imaging Centre at ADI access: 9:00 am -4:00 pm Monday through Friday

Cellular imaging protocols are diverse, and experience counts when it comes to developing protocols that bring you results with high quality.  Cell Imaging Centre at ADI has extensive experience in optimizing protocols and providing assistance on its equipment.  For further info, please contact:

 

Greg Plummer

6-040 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

Ph:  780-492-9475

e-mail:  greg.plummer@ualberta.ca