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Cell Biology and Image Acquisition

The Cell Biology and Image Acquisition (CBIA) Core Facility provides state-of-the-art advanced microscopes, image analysis tools, and technical support to facilitate your microscopy research.

Our latests

Microscopy Society of Canada meeting 2024


  • The meeting is hybrid! Even if you cannot come to Ottawa, you will be able to attend very exciting talks within the fields of materials, life science and AI-driven image analysis, incorporating various microscopy techniques including Electron Microscopy, Light/Optical Microscopy, X-Ray and AFM.
  • Over 10 workshops available on EM, LM and AFM techniques, targeting different levels of expertise.
  • At lunch time, the free clinics will offer students and researchers the opportunity to get practical advice from experts in AFM, (FIB)-SEM, LSM, etc…
  • The MSC Student Chapters are preparing several activities (including the 2024 image contest) and convivial networking event.
  • To help attendees to save money, the local organizing committee has partnered with VIA Rail and Air Canada, to offer up to 10% rebate on train and plane tickets to attendees of the MSC. Discount codes are shared once registration is complete.
  • Early Birds enjoy a $100 discount on registration until April 10th.
  • Abstract submission deadline is April 10th.
  • A full afternoon will also be dedicated to imaging core facilities to discuss new scientific support within Canada, with representatives from the CFI funding agency and other microscopy-related societies, as well as a professional development session around conflict resolution. Possibility to register for this half a day only.


A limited number of rooms (ie. for 100 people) have been secured for the participants for June 3-7, just a few meters from the conference. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be able to book your accommodations during the registration process.

Highly competitive rate, starting at $180 for four nights (plus taxes).

For more information about the venue.


The early bird registration and abstract submission deadline is fast approaching: April 10th.

To register - click here

To submit an abstract - click here

MSC meeting 2024
CBIA competition results 2023
Poster explaining why the acknowledgements of the facility matters

Acknowledge our facility

When using our instruments, please acknowledge the facility in your publications and reference the Cell Biology and Image Acquisition Core RRID: SCR_021845.
Publication policies






What's new?

CBIA core

What can uOttawa's core facilities do for you?

Core facilities are your collaborators who will never say no.

Watch the video produced by uOttawa's Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI).

Photo of laptop on a desk besides a notebook

Connect to R:drive

Due to some windows update we lost the "Medmap" tool on our workstation to connect to the Research drive.

New instructions here:

How to map Research drive manually.mp4

Human breast cancer cells image

"Following Story" at FacMed devoted to CBIA core: "Not just a pretty picture"

Contact us

Cell Biology and Image Acquisition Core Facility

Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
RGN 4206 & RGN 3111
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5

[email protected]

Who to contact?

Core Director
John W.R. Copeland, PhD
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8641

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Microscopy specialist Senior and Facility Manager
Chloë van Oostende-Triplet, PhD
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8376

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