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The Bio-Imaging Core Facility provides access to a variety of microscopes specialized in cell imaging. It offers cutting-edge services to the scientific community for their research projects with basic, 2D, 3D or increased resolution image acquisition. The core facility also offers access to work stations equipped with analytical software.

Christian Charbonneau
Phone (office)
(514) 343-6111, ext. 0681
(514) 343-7780

Services offered:

  • Practical training adapted to each microscope
  • Use of microscopes in self-service mode, following training, with reservation
  • Consultation related to the use of the microscopes, data analysis, and experimental design


Line Scan Confocal Microscope

  • Leica TCS SP8 DLS (LightSheet), inverted, Lightning
  • Nikon A1R, inverted
  • Zeiss LSM 700, inverted
  • Zeiss LSM 880, Airyscan, inverted

Spinning Disk Confocal Microscope

  • Zeiss Cell Observer, inverted

Line Scan Confocal Microscope, Enhenced resolution

  • Leica TCS SP8 DLS (LightSheet), inverted, Lightning Module
  • Zeiss LSM 880, Airyscan, inverted

Intra-viral, 2 Photons confocal microscope

  • Zeiss LSM 880, Airyscan, inverted

Epifluorescence microscope

  • Zeiss Axio-Imager Z 1, upright
  • Leica DMiRB, inverted

Brightfield and DIC microscope

  • Zeiss Axio-Imager Z 1, upright

Phase contrast microscope

  • Leica DMiRB, inverted


  • Leica MZ FLIII, stereomicroscope

Image analysis stations

  • Five stations equipped with the softwares: ImageJ (NIH), IMARIS (BitPlane), LAS X (Leica), NIS-Elements (Nikon), SoftWoRX Suite (GE/Applied Precisions), Zen Blue / Black (Carl Zeiss)

Presentation tools

  • Bio-Imaging core facility desktop publishing station is equipped with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as premium printing equipment for the production of high quality prints