The McGill Life Science Complex is slowly ramping-up its activities and our facility has re-opened!
While we won't offer training to new users at this time, don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with your flow experiments or cell sorting!
We're happy to announce that we'll be demoing a Cytek Aurora from Jan 27 to Jan 31st! If you have panels that are difficult to resolve using conventional analyzers because of high autofluorescence or lack fluorochromes available, now is the time to check if a spectral analyzer would help!
The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) is having it’s annual conference in Vancouver this year! The event will take place between June 22nd to 26th, 2019.
CYTO 2019 will be attended by scientists at various stages of their careers that are working on all areas of cytometry. Leaders in the field will be present to give cutting edge lectures, workshops, scientific tutorials and plenty of other talks for the benefit of your scientific development.
The deadline for student travel awards and submission of oral abstracts is on FEBRUARY 4th, 2019. The deadline of poster abstracts is on MARCH 5th, 2019.
We have attended this conference in the past and we strongly suggest it to anyone keen on learning about the new discoveries in the field as well as deepening their knowledge on the topic. The meeting is attended by very curious and enthusiastic people and there’s really no subject that is deemed uninteresting or not flow-related enough so don’t hesitate to propose an abstract whether it’s about a cool new enumeration technique, an in-house software or an assay you’ve developed, the organizer will be happy to hear from you!
If it’s something that interests you, here is the link for the conference: http://cytoconference.org/2019/Home.aspx
Our instruments are now up and running at the Life Science Complex!
Note that the FACSCalibur remains in the Duff building but has been relocated to room 613 for the time being. To book the Calibur, click here. To book the Fortessa or the Canto, use this calendar instead (this calendar is also available through the "book" button).
We'd like to thank everyone at the LSC for hosting us!
Please note that there will be an electrical shutdown of the Duff Bldg on May 13 from 6am to 2pm. During this time, the facility won't be accessible (nor will the bldg). Another shutdown is planned on May 14 from 6am to 10:30.
In order to ensure that our instruments aren't affected buy the shutdown, if you are planning to use the analyzers on the evening of May 12 or May 13, please make sure that you turn the instrument and the computer off before leaving the facility.
Thank you all for your collaboration! (remember, this also gives you a good reason to spend the weekend outside of the lab!)
Please note that I'll be leaving for vacations this weekend and will be coming back to the facility on April 13. During that period, there will be no cell sorting available nor will I be able to schedule appointments. The analyzers remain available to all the facility's users.
See you all in 2 weeks!
The Facility will be closed from Dec 23 to Jan 2 inclusively. During this period, only users with card access to the Duff Bldg and the Facility will be able to use the analyzers. We also ask users to shut down the cytomer and the computer at the end of each of their acquisition (Christmas power outages have happened in the past...).
Happy holidays everyone!
Enjoy your time off and see you in 2017!!!
We finally received, installed and aligned the Fortessa's new red laser. The analyzer is now back to its usual 18 colours configuration. Thanks everyone for your patience.