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Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility (AOMF)

University Health Network

Princess Margaret Hospital

610 University Ave., Room 7-327

Toronto, ON M5G2M9


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Primary Contact:

James Jonkman

Last Updated: 03/04/2013

Facility Details

The Advanced Optical Microscopy Facility (AOMF) is centrally located in the Discovery District in Toronto, Ontario, serving University Health Network as well as external academic and industrial users. It is the largest microscopy facility in Canada with instruments at Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. With over 30 instruments and 4 staff members, the AOMF is equipped to help you with nearly any optical microscopy application including: confocal, multiphoton, FRAP, FRET, live-cell, timelapse, spectral unmixing, in-vivo bioluminescence and fluorescence, whole-slide scanning, 3D rendering, colocalization and more.

We offer:
- Free consultations to determine which microscopes would best suit your application
- Comprehensive training and support on our various instruments
- Full-service image capture and analysis (a great way to get started quickly)
- High-resolution whole slide scanning service for histology slides
- Practical courses on microscopy, including one-on-one hands-on sessions (eg: Fundamentals of Microscopy) and larger workshops tailored to your group's applications
- Software and training for image processing and quantification

Facility Policies

Services are offerred outside of University Health Network

Consulting is offerred outside of University Health Network