THE LAB

OUR RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie

• The Armand Frappier Health & Biotechnology (AFSB)    Research Centre contributes to Canadian research     

  efforts, graduate and postgraduate training, and 

  technology transfer in the fields of human, animal,

  and environmental health.

• The AFSB is one of four Canadian research centres   

   that constitute the one-of-a-kind Research University

   that is the INRS (Institut National de la

   Recherche Scientifique).  The four INRS research

   centres are:

  (i)   Armand Frappier Health and Biotechnology

        Research Centre

  (ii)  Water, Earth, and Environment Research Centre

  (iii) Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications

        Research Centre

  (iv) Urbanization, Culture, and Society Research

        Centre 

• The AFSB is home to 48 professors, carrying out

  research in three main areas:

  (i)   Microbiology & Biotechnology

  (ii)  Infectious Diseases, Immunity, Cancer & 

        Epidemiology

  (iii) Environmental Toxicology & Chemical

        Pharmacology

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OUR LABORATORY

The Islam Laboratory is located on the 3rd floor of the new Laval Biotechnology Development Centre (i.e. Building 70) on the INRS — Armand Frappier Health & Biotechnology Research Centre campus.

OUR EQUIPMENT

Olympus SZX16 Fluorescence Stereoscope

• Cubes for GFP and mCherry fluorescence

• 0.5X and 2.0X objective lenses (3.5X to 230X total

   magnification range)

• Base with Bright-Field, Dark-Field, and Oblique

   sample illumination

• UC90 4K colour camera (9 megapixel)

• Olympus cellSens software

ZEISS Axio Observer 7 Fluorescence Microscope

• 2.5X, 5X, 40X, and 100X high magnification &

   resolution phase and fluorescence objectives

• 63X reflection interference contrast imaging (RICM)

   objective

• Apotome optical sectioning for out-of-focus light

   rejection

• Colibri 7 fluorescence illuminator (5 discrete LEDs)

• 12 megapixel CCD camera

• Motorized XYZ stage

• ZEN software suite

BMG Labtech Nephelostar Nephelometer

• Laser-based microplate reader

• Measures forward-scattered light when a laser is

   directed through the mixture

• ~30X more sensitive than traditional plate readers

   that analyze light transmission through the sample

• Can be used for microbial growth and aggregation

   testing, as well as turbidity measurements, drug

   solubility screening, and protein binding kinetics

• Suitable for to 24, 48, 96, and 384-well microplates

OUR COLLABORATIONS
OUR FUNDING SOURCES
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Prof. Salim Timo Islam

salim.islam(at)iaf.inrs.ca

(+1) 450-687-5010 ext. 8897

© 2019 by Salim Timo Islam

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