Core Services and Equipment Resources

Core Research Facilities 

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has centralized research facilities to provide access to major pieces of equipment and technical expertise. These facilities allow our researchers access to essential scientific infrastructure at a reasonable cost that would otherwise be cost prohibitive.

The core facilities include the Cell Imaging Centre, the Flow Cytometry Facility, the Lipidomics Core and The Applied Genomics Core (TAGC). The faculty also supports an Autoclave Repair Core and a Workshop that provide repair, maintenance and fabrication services. 

Equipment Database 

The Office of Research has created a research resource database housed within the Faculty Administration Resource Manager (FARM). This database provides a simple way to search for specialized scientific and laboratory equipment found in core facilities or individual research labs. Please note that the use of equipment in labs is at the discretion and approval of the faculty member.

View User Instructions

Access the database:

  1. Login to FARM (Note: if you are a member of the FoMD and do not have access, email and indicate you would like access to the resource search)
  2. Click on the Research tab
  3. Select Resource Search
  4. You can search by generic or trade equipment name, or company name, and filter by a specific core/facility.

To submit equipment to the database or provide feedback, please contact Colleen Sunderland, (780) 248-1023.

Other Facilities Available at the University of Alberta

Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing (ACTM)

Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) Core Services

Alberta Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility (APM)

Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre (ATAGC) Core Services

Cardiovascular Research Centre (CVRC)

Department of Biological Sciences Molecular Biology Service Unit (MBSU)

Department of Chemistry Analytical and Instrumentation Laboratory

Department of Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Facility

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LMP) Pathology Core

Department of Oncology Multi-User Facilities

Department of Renewable Resources SWAMP Laboratory - a metal-free, ultraclean research facility for studying trace element cycling at interfaces: soil, water, air, manure, plant (SWAMP)

Faculty of Engineering nanoFAB Characterization and Fabrication Centre

Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology Histology Lab Services

The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC)

National High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (NANUC)

The Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre

Ray Rajotte Surgical Medical Research Institute (RRSMRI)

Sensory Motor Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Network