Molecular & Cellular Imaging Facility



The Molecular and Cellular Imaging Facility is part of the University of Guelph Advanced Analysis Centre (AAC), which provides access (direct or indirect) to highly specialized, state-of-the-art equipment.  NMR, Mass Spectrometry, Genomics, and Phytotron are the other facilites within the AAC.

The Advanced Light Microscopy Unit provides microscopy services for internal and external users.  Specifically, the facility houses three confocal microscope systems: two Laser Scanning Microscopes (Leica TCS SP5 and Leica TCS SP2) and a Spinning Disk Microscope (Quorum Diskovery) with Super-resolution capability.  Additionally, three advanced light microscopes are available for high resolution or high speed and deconvolution imaging (Quorum Riveal Contrast, Leica DM5000B, Zeiss Axiovert 200).

The Electron Microscopy (EM) unit (formerly the Guelph Regional Integrated Imaging Facility [GRIIF]) is open on a cost recovery basis to both Canadian and foreign researchers.  The EM Unit consists of two electron microscopes (TEMs), an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) and an array of ancillary preparatory equipment.  Each of the TEMs fills a unique niche in the facility; specific details on each of these instruments are provided below.






Mr. Robert (Bob) Harris 
Electron Microscopy

Office:  Rm 1255, SSC
Telephone:  (519) 824 4120
- office:  ext. 56409
- lab:  ext. 58962


Dr. Michaela Strüder-Kypke 
Advanced Light Microscopy

Office:  Rm 1253, SSC
Tel:  (519) 824 4120
- office:  ext. 52737
- lab:  ext. 56958


Dr. Cezar Khursigara 
Facility Director

Office:  Rm 3248, SSC
Tel:  (519) 824 4120 
ext. 58091 



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