Centre for Inflammation Research

Centre hosted facilities

Details of facilities located within the Centre for Inflammation Research

QMRI Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility

Image of a BD Influx cell sorter

The Queen’s Medical Research Institute Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility provides a comprehensive service to all researchers requiring the use of flow cytometry technology and its many associated techniques. The facility allows researchers access to advanced cell sorting instrumentation and flow cytometry analysers, and is fully supported by highly trained facility staff.

We are available to provide understanding of the principles behind the technology, training in the use of the equipment and relevant software and, troubleshooting of the instruments.   As well as all aspects of technical assistance, we are able to advise researchers on experimental design, sample preparation and data analysis.

Please contact us if you are interested in using the facility services to benefit your research or if you have any questions relating to this technology.

 

Shonna Johnston - Manager (email)

Will Ramsay - Cytometry Specialist (email)

Mari Pattison - Assistant

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility website

 

Flow cytometry online booking

 

Confocal and Advanced Light Microscopy Facility (CALM)

Student looking through a microscope

The Queen’s Medical Research Institute imaging facility Confocal and Advanced Light Microscopy is a multi-user facility, hosted in the Centre for Inflammation Research .  The CALM facility is open to all University researchers and offers access to high-end light microscopy platforms for fluorescence based multi-dimensional imaging.  The facility has two areas: CALM_core located in the CIR, which houses two confocal microscopes and a suite of light microscopes for bright-field and fluorescence imaging; and CALM_live, in the QMRI basement, which houses a spinning disk confocal and a multi-photon imaging platform, both of which are designed for live specimen/animal imaging. CALM works in collaboration with the Flow Cytometry Facility and access to the facility/training on the systems can be arranged through contacting:

 

Trudi Gillespie - Confocal and Advanced Light Microscopy Facility Manager (email)

Rolly Wiegand - Confocal and Advanced Light Microscopy Facility Head/Academic lead (email)

Shonna Johnston - Flow Cytometry Facility Manager (email)

Confocal and Advanced Light Microscopy Facility website

 

 

Other Facilities

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Research Facilities in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.