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Cell Imaging & Analysis Network

Welcome to CIAN where our state-of-the-art equipment has been helping researchers find reliable and quantitative data for their research in light microscopy. Browse our equipment or request training for your free consultation with our microscopy specialists.

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December 2016 Theme: Super Resolution Microscopy

Come to our FREE monthly seminar highlighting local microscopy platforms and techniques that you can implement in your research. Afterwards, enjoy some wine & cheese while you network with other research professionals.

The next seminar will be December 14th in the GCRC @ 4PM in Room 501.


Three Platforms:
One Team

CIAN, ABIF, and CFTRc are now under the same management. Request training for microscopy assistance and the facility staff will assess your research needs and place you with the platform that is best suited for what you need.


ABIF Website

CFTRc Website

A centralized core facility including optical microscopy and robotics/automation


The Cell Imaging and Analysis Network (CIAN) is a resource for life sciences researchers from within and outside the McGill research community. CIAN has been an institution for over 10 years and has always prided itself on helping researchers obtain reliably quantitative data for their projects, beginning with guidance in sample preparation, to data acquisition, and then analyses for publications. Researchers can obtain training in any aspect of CIAN and are encouraged to work autonomously. For more information don't hesitate to Contact Us in navigating your way through your research endeavours.

Diverse Platforms for Every Research Need

CIAN hosts an array of microscopy platforms from widefield, confocal, and super-resolution to complex techniques like FRAP, FRET, and more.