Important News for Bioimaging 

Bioimaging to be part of Research Core Facilities

This will be rolled out over the next year. Please be aware of the following important dates:

  • May 1st, 2017 - PIs should now budget 4% for research core facility into new grants.
  • January 1st, 2018 – Hourly fees for bioimaging usage will no longer be applied.

New Live Cell Imaging Facility

This space is located in room 778 and contains a small preparation area as well as space for our new microscope systems which include, a TIRF/Spinning Disk confocal microscope, a Spinning Disc confocal microscope, and a wide field FLIM microscope.

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Kill the Lights, Save the Birds! 

Incredibly, it’s estimated that as many as 1 billion migrating birds die each year across North America due to collisions with buildings. In an effort to do our part to decrease these numbers, we’d like everyone to start making more of a conscious effort to turn off the lights at the end of each day. A public campaign – Kill the Lights, Save the Birds - has recently begun and will not only save the birds, but conserve energy as well. In fact, if we could get people to turn off the lights in LKSKI every day, we would save an estimated $30,000 a year on electricity.

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New Infrastructure at the KRBCS

We have a range of new infrastructure available to our Researchers including: the Illumina Next Seq 550 Next Generation Sequencer, Thermo-Fisher Life Technologies QuantStudio 7 Flex Real-Time PCR and BioRad QX200 Digital Droplet PCR for gene expression profiling!

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Online Access Request Submission

Research Facilities is pleased to announce the addition of our new Online Access Request platform to the Research Facilities Business Management System (RFBMS).

Research personnel will now be able to request and renew access to LKSKI, 193 Yonge and 250 Yonge online.

Please check out the tutorial on how to use the online access request form and the FAQ if you have any questions.

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Safety Awakens: New Interactive Biosafety Refresher Training

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Biosafety refresher training modules. These new modules (Laboratory Safety, Biosafety and Chemical Safety) include redesigned experiential learning components.

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