Centre for Advanced Technologies

The Centre for Advanced Technologies (CAT) is the Cumming School of Medicine's core facility umbrella. The essential technologies administered under CAT support contemporary biomedical research across diverse areas, including genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and cellular and medical imaging.

For general inquiries contact: Angela Krawetz  P: (403) 210-8114 email

BTSC

Biomedical Technical Support Centre (BTSC)

Services: Electronics and mechanical support; preventative maintenance, repair, design and fabrication
Location: HSC B822 (electronics); HSC B816 (mechanical)  
Contact: (403) 220-7726 (electronics); (403) 220-7713 (mechanical)
Web: ucalgary.ca/btsc

CSS

Central Sanitation and Sterilization (CSS)

Services: Lab ware washing, autoclave services, biohazard waste, laundry and surplus giveaway
Location: HSC B852 
Contact: (403) 220-4217
Web: ucalgary.ca/medcss

CGE

Centre for Genome Engineering

Services: Embryonic stem cell, transgenic, molecular and cell mutagenesis facilities; knock-out, knock-in or targeted transgenics using conventional and nuclease mediated gene targeting 
Web: ucalgary.ca/mousegenomics

EIC

Experimental Imaging Centre (EIC)

Services: High resolution MR and other imaging modalities facilitating imaging in vivo at near cellular levels
Location: TRW P2
Contact: 403.210.3886
Web: ucalgary.ca/eic

FCF

Flow Cytometry Facility (FCF)

Services: Comprehensive and technically sophisticated cell analysis and sorting; user-operated facility with training and education provided
Location: HSC B016
Contact: (403) 220-7502
Web: flowcytometry.cat-ucalgary.ca

HSARC

Health Sciences Animal Resources Centre (HSARC)

Services: Infrastructure and expertise in laboratory animal use and care in accordance with standards set by the Canadian Council on Animal Care
Web: ucalgary.ca/animalhealth

MCTL

Micro CT Laboratory

Services: X-ray based micro-CT systems for 3-D visualization of solid specimens; expertise in 3-D measurement techniques and biometric techniques for characterization of shape variation
Location: HRIC 3A29
Contact: (403) 220-8411
Web: ucalgary.ca/microct

MIF

Microscopy and Imaging Facility (MIF)

Services: Transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, advanced light microscopy, atomic force microscopy, including single cell force spectroscopy, and advanced image processing for 3-D electron and light microscopy
Location: HSC B158 
ucalgary.ca/mif

SAMS

Southern Alberta Mass Spectrometry Facility (SAMS)

Services: Optimized sample processing with tailored mass spectrometry methods delivering high-quality protein identification data with a short turn-around time 
Location: HSC B014a
Contact: (403) 220-4479
Web: cumming.ucalgary.ca/research/sams/

UCDNA

University Core DNA Services (UCDNA)

Services: Oligonucleotide synthesis, DNA sequencing and genetic analyses, next-generation genome-scale sequencing
Location: HSC B002 (synthesis); HSC B104a (sequencing) 
Contact: (403) 220-4277 (synthesis): (403) 220-4503 (sequencing)
Web: ucalgary.ca/dnalab

The Centre for Advanced Technologies is supported by the Cumming School of Medicine and also receives funding support from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

All services are provided on a cost recovery basis; differential fee structures may apply to non-university or non-faculty users.