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Queen's University
 
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Facilities and Service Units

Health Sciences

Facility Location Contact

Protein Function Discovery

Room 612, Botterell Hall

18 Stuart Street
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Dr. Steven Smith

Director 
613-533-3006

Description: The Protein Function Discovery (PFD) Research and Training Program at Queen's University provides a state-of-the-art research facility and is developing a comprehensive training program for graduate students to enable discovery of protein functions in the cell.

Queen's Laboratory for Molecular Pathology (QLMP)

Richardson Laboratory
88 Stuart Street
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Skakeel Virk
613-533-2906
Description: QLMP provides researchers, students and private sector organizations with access to research pathology services, including development and use of biomarkers, DNA microarrays, tissue microarrays, digital pathology, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and quantitative immunohistology. The QLMP can also facilitate consultation with experienced pathologists and researchers at Queen's University.

Queen's Cancer Research Institute Cytometry and Imaging Facilities

Queen's Cancer Research Institute (QCRI):

10 Stuart Street

Cytometry & Imaging facilities:

3rd floor of Botterell Hall

18 Stuart Street

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Matt Gordon
Facility Manager
613-533-6635

Description: Providing a broad range of analytical and imaging services to the Queen's research community and beyond. Services include flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, intravital video microscopy, ultrasound analysis, biophotonics and fluorescent imaging, surgical assistance, image analysis and cross platform experimental design.

Natural Sciences

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Analytical Services Unit

Biosciences Complex
116 Barrie Street
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Dr. Alison Rutter
Room 0625 Biosciences Complex
613-544-2642

Paula Whitley
613-533-6000 ext 74772
Description: The Analytical Services Unit (ASU) is an environmental analytical laboratory that has been providing analytical services at Queen's University for over 25 years. ASU is accredited by CALA (formerly CAEAL) to the standards of ISO/IEC 17025. We are available to assist industry, government, the University community and the public with analysis and analytical chemistry problems. The ASU also has experience with environmental assessments and associated activities. For the last 10 years, we have had a mobile laboratory in the Arctic assisting environmental cleanup projects in remote locations.

We have aided more than 50 professors in 20 different departments of the university and more than 200 industrial organizations with chemical analysis problems. The unit also accommodates the special needs of clients such as analytical method development and specific research projects, both large and small. In addition to routine analysis, current research projects include phytoremediation of PCBs and DDTs and remediation in the Arctic using permeable reactive barriers and landfarming.

Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Unit

Department of Chemistry
Chernoff Hall
90 Bader Lane
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Jiaxi Wang, PhD
Manager, Mass Spectrometry Facility
613-533-6000 ext. 74253 (lab)
613-533-6539 (office)
Description: The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Unit (MSPU) provides mass spectrometric services in analysis of small organic compounds, polymers, and large bio-molecules to both academic researchers and industrial users. The established infrastructure offers services, research support and education programs to various disciplines of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Geological Sciences, Pharmacology, Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology and Medicine at the University, and attracts external users across Canada.

Queen's Facility for Isotope Research (QFIR)

Department of Geological Science and Geological Engineering
Miller Hall/Bruce Wing
36 Union Street
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Dr. Kurt Kyser
410 Miller Hall
613-533-6179

April Vuletich
153 Bruce Wing
613-533-2183
Description: The QFIR offers analysis of isotope ratios and abundances of all elements in most materials. We offer and research Isotope tracing for the origin and fate of elements in environmental and forensic materials such as water, gases, organic compounds, nitrates, carbonates, sulfates, silicates and industrial products as well as the use of isotopes with ICP-MS techniques in determining the concentration and distribution of all elements in any material, including the use of laser ablation for insitu sampling of solids. Also as part of QFIR, state-of-the-art ESEM and electron microprobe imaging, elemental mapping and analysis, including MLA, of most solids can be done. QFIR also offers novel techniques for the disaggregation of solids along grain boundaries and subsequent separation of phases using a selfrag instrument.

Engineering

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Polymer Characterization Laboratory

Department of Chemical Engineering
Dupuis Hall, 4th floor
19 Division Street
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Andrea Liskova
andrea.liskova@chee.queensu.ca
613-533-2787
Description: The Polymer Characterization Laboratory supports research and education in the area of polymer processing and characterization. The lab offers various instruments for physical and chemical characterization of both synthetic and natural polymeric materials and their composites.

Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre

Innovation Park
945 Princess Street, 2nd floor
Wojtek Halliop, Facilities Manager
Tel: 613 547-6700 x119
Fax: 613 547-8125
Description: The Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC) provides research and testing services to the academic community as well as industry and government. FCRC's core competencies revolve around detailed PEM and SOFC research, modeling and testing.

Services available through FCRC include a wide range of materials characterization techniques; BET for surface area, autosorb/chemisorption, electrochemical characterization, gas and liquid permeability, pore characterization, electrical and thermal conductivity, and surface profiling. FCRC is also equipped to perform gas chromatography, flow visualization with micro-PIV, and thin film deposition through atomic layer deposition and piezoelectric materials printing.

System modeling and simulation using Fluent, COMSOL, Unisim, VMGSim, and Matlab is another strength of FCRC bringing clearer understanding of complex systems and behaviours.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000