CBIS’ offices and labs are located on levels 1 (labs) and 2 (offices) of building S1A (view campus map) and are designed to enable 80-90 faculty, staff, and students to engage in interdisciplinary interactions through the application of open lab and open office concepts. To encourage maximum exchange of ideas, individuals from different labs are assigned at random to a lab bench and desk.
Cryoelectron Microscopy Facility
Located in the basement of building S2, the Cryoelectron Microscopy Facility is a complete renovation of the former DBS Microscopy Facility which had housed staff offices, sample preparation rooms, and three TEMS, a 120 kV FEI T12 cryoelectron microscope, a 200 kV JEOL 2010F, and a 300 kV JEOL 3010.” to four TEMS, a 120 kV FEI T12 cryoelectron microscope, a 200 kV JEOL 2010F, a 200 kV JEOL 2200FS and a 300 kV FEI Titan Krios. Find out more about the Cryoelectron Microscopy Facility.
Confocal Microscopy Laboratory
In addition, CBIS oversees the DBS confocal microscopy laboratory located in S1A level 3 which contains a Perkin Elmer UltraView spinning disk confocal, a Zeiss 510 Meta laser scanning confocal, and a Zeiss 5 Live laser scanning microscope.” should be “In addition, CBIS oversees the DBS confocal microscopy laboratory located in S1A level 3 which contains a Perkin Elmer UltraView spinning disk confocal, a Zeiss 510 Meta laser scanning confocal, and a Leica TCS SP5 laser scanning microscope. Learn more about the confocal microscopy laboratory.
CBIS Laboratory Facilities
S1A Level 1 is the experimental floor organized around five specially designed optical rooms housing custom designed and built microscopes, five core equipment rooms, a very large tissue culture room, and a central space containing wet benches for 60 researchers. Find out more about CBIS’s laboratory facilities.
The CBIS computational environment is designed to facilitate the investigators research activities by providing a state-of-the-art High Performance Computational (HPC) infrastructure within the BioImaging Centre. This HPC infrastructure includes all the computational resources necessary to enable the centre’s researchers to effectively measure, mine, model and visualize image and related biological data leading to faster insight. Learn more about CBIS’s computational resources.
The administrative offices, carrels, and meeting rooms of CBIS are located in S1A level 2 with faculty offices adjacent to each other and facing a central space of carrels for 60-80 students and researchers. This close proximity between all students and faculty in “hotel” style space accomplishes two objectives, maximum interaction between CBIS researchers and efficiency in the utilization of space.