Numbers 2023/2024

About Us

The UBC Bioimaging Facility is a multi-user microscopy facility that is open to everyone and provides both training and service. The facility has been known as the most comprehensive biological imaging facility in Western Canada. We are located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia at the University of British Columbia.
Our facility provides researchers with top-end optical and electron microscope infrastructure for live-cell imaging, multi-photon imaging, advanced sample preparation including cryo-preparation for electron microscopy, routine SEM and TEM, Cryo-TEM, TEM tomography, and Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM). Currently, the BIF is equipped with 4 electron microscopes (1 SEM and 3 TEMs), 2 advanced fluorescence microscopes (confocal/multi-photon and spinning disk), cryo-fixation (High pressure freezer, Vitrobot) and EM processing equipment (Microwave, critical point dryer, coaters).
The Bioimaging Facility has three technical staff who all have more than 15 years of experience providing technical knowledge and can support users from diverse research disciplines from life sciences to material sciences.