The Confocal Microscopy and Flux Cytometry Laboratory allows scientists to conduct cutting edge research in cellular and molecular biology, including real-time observation and study of cellular and subcellular interactions involved in the transmission of bacterial, parasitic, and viral diseases.
The Confocal Microscopy and Flux Cytometry Laboratory plays an important role for the scientific community of INRS’s Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre. It serves over 65 users from some 20 laboratories.
The facility allows research teams to study the mechanisms of macrophage activation, a prerequisite for the development of new pharmacological approaches based on the selective manipulation of macrophage intracellular signaling pathways to stimulate the immune system. Their research also looks at the interaction between the Leishmania parasite and the macrophage at the cellular and molecular levels, and on the virulence spectra of this parasite, in order to combat leishmaniasis, which affects 12 million people a year.
The Confocal Microscopy and Flux Cytometry Laboratory is equipped with:
Confocal Microscopy and Flux Cytometry Laboratory
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
531 blvd. des Prairies
Laval, Quebec H7V 1B7