Facilities, Institutes and Capabilities

Researchers in the Faculty of Science have a wide range of expertise and capabilities which present opportunities to engage and collaborate across many areas of interest. If you are interested in working with our researchers or want to find out more, please contact Science.ResearchFacilitator@umanitoba.ca.

 Life Sciences Capabilities

  • Anaerobic microbial growth
  • Antibiotic target site identification, next-generation sequencing
  • Bacterial mutant library construction and functional screening
  • Drug and chemical interactions with cells and receptors
  • Flow cytometry and cell sorting
  • High content imaging with environmental and time-lapse capabilities
  • High throughput and high sensitivity gene expression analysis
  • High throughput UV/vis/fluorescence/luminescence measurement
  • Insect culture
  • Live cell image analysis
  • Molecular and genetic studies for antibiotic resistance and development
  • Plant biology – photosynthesis measurements and chlorophyll quantitation
  • Protein structure determination, x-ray crystallography
  • Subcellular fractionation, ultracentrifugation
  • Tissue analysis – vibratome slicing, laser microdissection, RNA sequencing data analysis

Physical and Chemical Sciences Capabilities

  • Analysis of small non-polar (volatile) molecules
  • Characterization of nanostructured spintronic device
  • Chemical composition, valency and site occupancy of iron in iron-based materials (Low to High Temp: 10K to 900°C), Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • DC and AC magnetization measurements, SQUID Magnetometry
  • Determination of hydrodynamic size of nanoparticles, dynamic light scattering
  • Thermogravimetric analysis, determination of mass loss in microgram scale in a controlled environment (applications for almost all varieties of materials)
  • Elemental analysis (mineral analysis)
  • Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction of thin films
  • High-resolution laser spectroscopy
  • Molecular weight analysis of small polar molecules
  • Nuclear technologies
  • PCB milling for RF and microwave applications
  • Penetrative imaging, microwave holography
  • Quantitation of fluorescing compounds
  • Quantitation of light absorbing compounds
  • Production/detection of rare isotopes
  • Room temperature and low temperature (down to 20K) X-ray Diffraction
  • Separation and identification of known non-polar organic compounds, gas chromatography
  • Separation and identification of known organic compounds, HPLC
  • Small-angle X-ray scattering of nanoparticles
  • Ultra-high precision measurements (atomic clock type)
  • Ultra-cold atom technologies
  • Ultra-high vacuum technologies
  • Wafer interconnections, wedge bonding

Computational Capabilities

  • Applications of commutative algebra (such as coding theory, digital circuit verification, statistics)
  • Applied probability, Markov chains, combinatorics
  • Assessing equivalence and non-inferiority in drug development
  • Cloud computing, policy management and resource pricing
  • Computer algebra, software development
  • Computer vision
  • Data privacy, secure computation, anonymization techniques, encryption algorithms
  • Deep learning
  • Financial risk forecasting
  • Financial derivatives, modelling, algorithm design and forecasting
  • Geometric modelling and geometric optimization
  • Image video analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Modelling and predicting infections
  • Parallel computers, high-performance computing
  • Quality and productivity improvement, design of experiments
  • Social network models, user attributes and behaviour

Equipment

  • Anaerobic growth chambers
  • BD FACSCalibur
  • Beckman L8-80
  • Beckman Optima Micro-ultracentrifuge
  • Bruker D8 DaVinci Diffractometer
  • GPU servers
  • In-house private cloud
  • Infrared gas analyzer (IRGA)
  • Kulicke and Soffa Mode 4526
  • Leica LMD6000 Microscope
  • Leica M205 Fluorescence Dissecting Microscope
  • LPKF ProtoMat S103
  • Microbiology growth facilities
  • Molecular devices ImageXpress Micro4
  • Multicore Linux and Windows operating systems and dedicated servers
  • Nanion port-a-patch medium throughput
  • Nikon Ti-U inverted microscope with a C1-Plus confocal system
  • Patch clamp electrophysiology rigs
  • Percival Incubators
  • Perkin Elmer (TGA-7)
  • Photocor
  • qPCR, liquid handling robotics
  • Quantum Design (MPMS XL-5)
  • QX200 with automated droplet generation
  • Robotic colony picker/arrayer robotic plate reader
  • Varian 320 triple quad MS
  • Varian 3800, 3900 GC’s
  • Varian 500 LC-MS
  • Varian Cary 50 UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  • Varian Eclipse
  • Varian ICP-OES 720
  • Varian Prostar LC
  • Vibratome
  • WissEl spectrometers
  • X-ray diffraction facility
  • Zeiss LSM 700 Upright Confocal and Axioimager Inverted Epifluorescent microscopes