What we can do for you

Confocal imaging

Laser scanning confocal Spinning disk confocal

Live cell imaging

Laser scanning confocal Spinning disk confocal Epi-fluorescence

Super-resolution imaging

Zeiss LSM880 ElyraPS1 laser scanning confocal and super-resolution microscope (SIM and PALM / dSTORM)
  • Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM)
  • Photo-Activated Localization Microscopy (PALM)
  • Direct Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (dSTORM)

Intravital and deep tissue imaging

Multiphoton microscopes


High content imaging and screening:


Other imaging services:
  • Imaging protocols (FRAP, FRET, dSTORM, etc.)
  • Image acquisition and analysis


Other services:  
  • Experimental design and consultation
  • Sample preparation protocols: fixed or live cells and tissues
  • Demonstration of new instrumentation
  • Extended assistance
  • Microscopy courses and workshops

Access to the Molecular Imaging Platform is managed via the web-based iLab Solution's Core Facility Management software. Investigators must sign up for an iLab account in order to request core services, schedule equipment, or training.

Click here to access our iLab website.

The costs of services and equipment usage will vary according to the specific study requirements. Click here for the Platform pricing list.


Contact platform staff  
Submit a consultation request form via iLab: Consultation form 


  1. Contact platform staff before reserving equipment
  2. Submit a COMPLETED training request form via iLab: Training form
  3. Users MUST specify:
    • Fluorochromes / fluorophores
    • Type of sample (tissue vs cells, living vs fixed)
    • Billing information (cost centre or FOAPAL)
  4. You will be contacted by the platform staff to set up a brief consultation session to determine your needs and the appropriate equipment for your project
  5. A training session will be scheduled
  6. Read the Molecular Imaging Platform's rules of use
  7. Have a sample ready for the training session

For any additional information, you may contact Molecular Imaging Platform Manager:

Min Fu
Tel: 514-934-1934 ext. 76401