Electron Microscopy | Training & Reservation

Each user must have gone through a complete training in order to use any equipment of the facility.

Reservation must be addressed to:

Martin Parent, Ph.D
Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec
2601, chemin de la Canardière, F-6500
Tel.:(418) 663-5747
E-mail:martin.parent@crulrg.ulaval.ca

Reservation

Users who have received a complete training are allowed to reserve. NEUROPHOTONICS CENTRE members have priority over external users.

To reserve, please contact:

Martin Parent, Ph.D
Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec
2601, chemin de la Canardière, F-6500
Tel.:(418) 663-5747
E-mail:martin.parent@crulrg.ulaval.ca

Fee schedule

Instrument Neurophotonics fee Outside fee
FEI TECNAI 12, 120 kV, TEM 45$ / h without assistance / h without assistance
  60$ / h with assistance 90$ / h with assistance
Leica Ultramicrotome1 10$ / h 15$ / h
Leica Cryo-Ultramicrotome1 20$ / h 30$ / h
Leica Microbiopsy Transfer System 15$ / h 30$ / h
Leica EMPACT2-EM RTS High Pressure Freezer 30$ / h 50$ / h
Leica EM AFS Automatic Freeze Substitution 80$ / run 120$ / run
Evaporator Coater, Quorum Q150T E 20$ / run 35$ / run
Leica VT1200S, Vibrating Blade Microtome 20$ / h 35$ / h
FEI Vitrobot Vitrification Robot (Plunge Freezer) 30$ / h 45$ / h

Services

Neurophotonics fee Outside fee
Embedding 30$ / sample 45$ / sample
Sectioning 30$ / sample 45$ / sample
Cryo-sectioning 100$ / sample 150$ / sample
Cryo-sample preparation (plunge freezing, including material, grids and storage box) 80$ / h 120$ / h

Training and Assistance

Neurophotonics fee Outside fee
Technical assistance 50$ / h 75$ / h
Transmission electron microscope training 50$ / h, 3 h minimum 75$ / h, 3 h minimum
Ultramicrotome training1 50$ / h, 3 h minimum 75$ / h, 3 h minimum

Supplies

Neurophotonics fee Outside fee
Grids (Cu/Ni) with
formvar film
0,50$ / grid 1$ / grid
Grids (Cu/Ni) with formvar film and carbon 1$ / grid 2$ / grid
Grids (Cu/Ni) 30$ / vial 35$ / vial
Grid Box 20$ / each 30$ / each
Cryo-storage box
(contains 4 grids)
10$ / each 15$ / each

Package deal

Neurophotonics fee Outside fee
Transmission Electron Microscope, FEI TECNAI 12, 120 kV2 1 500$ / 78 h
3 000$ / 156 h
3 000$ / 78 h
6 000$ / 156 h
Leica Ultramicrotome1 2 500$ / year 5 000$ / year
Leica Cryo-ultramicrotome1 3 500$ / year 7 000$ / year
Leica EMPACT2-EM RTS High Pressure Freezer 2 500$ / year 5 000$ / year
Leica VT1200S, Vibrating Blade Microtome 1 500$ / year 3 000$ / year

1Users provide their own diamond knife
2
3 hours per week. Additional hours will be charged at regular rates.
Training and supplies are not included.