Industry Equipment & Technique Workshops

Each summer, the U of T Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) facilitates a series of industry-led, biomedical equipment workshops designed to enhance research and teaching goals.

The workshops are free-of-charge and all members of the IBBME research community are invited to register and participate. Sessions are held in the IBBME Teaching Laboratory, located in the Lassonde Mining Building, 170 College Street, Room 325.

The workshop theme for summer 2016 is imaging and molecular analysis.


Rhonda Marley, Professional Programs Coordinator & Research Office Assistant


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | MB 325 | 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) quantification and protein melt

This workshop is led by Roche Canada. You will be given an opportunity to quantify and analyse the SNPs content in DNA, practice quantitative PCR (qPCR) techniques.

A lunch break will be provided between 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | MB 325 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Light and Fluorescent Microscopy

This workshop will be led by Leica Microsystems. The company’s experts will provide you with an overview of bright field, phase, DIC and polarization imaging techniques as well as fluorescent imaging using DMI4000 Leica microscopes.

You are welcome to bring your own samples if you would like to receive an expert’s advice while imaging them.

A lunch break will be provided between 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2016 | MB 325 | 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Protein Purification

This workshop will be led by General Electric (GE). You will be given a rare opportunity to perform various protein purification methods and learn about the differences using major chromatographic and cross flow filtration techniques: Ion Exchange; Immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography (IMAC) with Ni Sepharose for histidine-tagged proteins and Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography (HIC).

A lunch break will be provided between 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | MB 325 | 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Data acquisition and analysis by plate readers

This workshop will be led by Tecan US, Inc.. You will be given a rare opportunity to perform various experiments with the Tecan plate readers including a NanoQuant DNA/RNA analysis.

Date TBA

Genetic alternations using CRISPR/Cas9 system

This workshop will be presented by Fisher Scientific Canada later this year.

For more information about this workshop series, please contact Andrey Shukalyuk, Teaching Laboratory Coordinator, at