Technology Platforms

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) offers a range of core facilities to serve internal and external users.

The mission of the technology platforms is to accelerate research by providing:

  • access to state-of-the-art technologies and instrumentation
  • top-level scientific expertise and the training necessary to promote cutting-edge research

The platforms are dedicated to helping investigators achieve their research objectives.

The technology platforms operate on a fee-for-service basis. Technology Platforms Usage Pricing

How to use the technology platforms?

The technology platforms supported by the RI-MUHC use web-based iLab Solutions Core Facility Management software. Users must sign up for an iLab account in order to request platform services, schedule equipment use or training.

Progress on new platforms at the Glen: Bioinformatics, Biobank and CL3

Set for a spring 2017 launch, the Bioinformatics Platform is taking shape under its new director, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Rivière. Joël Lafond-Lapalme, a bioinformatician...

Flow Cytometry Seminar (March 9, 2017)

This seminar entitled: “BD Horizon Tour 3.0 Multicolor Panel Design” is organized by the Immunophenotyping platform...


Containment Level 3 (CL3) Platform

A state-of-the-art, multi-pod facility for studies of tuberculosis, influenza and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Fiona McIntosh
Glen Block-E / CTB: ES2.6001
514-934-1934 ext. 44619

Drug Discovery Platform

Structure-based drug design, synthesis and analytical support to discover promising new therapeutics.

Sanjoy Kumar Das
Glen Block-E / CTB: E01.3625.1
514-934-1934 ext. 76350

Histopathology Platform

Accelerating disease research via specimen processing to visualize biological structures and molecules within tissues.

Fazila Chouiali
Glen Block-E / CTB: E01.3082
514-934-1934 ext. 76312

Immunophenotyping Platform

Creating new research opportunities through advances in cell sorting and analytical flow cytometry.

Marie-Hélène Lacombe
Glen Block-E / CTB: E01.5029
514-934-1934 ext. 76352

Molecular Imaging Platform

High-resolution and super-resolution microscopy to drive advances in biomedical research.

Min Fu
Glen Block-E / CTB: E01.5100
514-934-1934 ext. 76401

Proteomics Platform

Advanced instrumentation and streamlined bioinformatics to identify and quantify proteins, and to detect biomolecular changes in health and disease.

Lorne Taylor
Glen Block-E / CTB: E01.5054
514-934-1934 ext. 76402

Small Animal Imaging Labs (SAIL) Platform

A comprehensive technology suite for non-invasive imaging of animal models to create holistic pictures of diseases.

Mathieu Simard
Glen Block-E / CTB: ES2.1602
514-934-1934 ext. 76266