PLATFORMS

PLATFORMS

Subcellular metal partitioning platform

Subcellular metal partitionning platform

We are equipped for the optimization and assessment of subcellular partitioning protocols designed for different tissues and animals. We also have the capacity to assess different homogenization techniques and then to perform the cellular fractionation in our laboratory. Rooms SB-1435/SB-1440 (UQAM). Grants: FCI, UQAM start up, FRQNT

Equipment for metal exposure of aquatic animals

Exposure set

We recently acquired equipment for the metal exposure of aquatic animals (TECNIPLAST S.p.A.) and we are installing a platform for the contaminant exposure of benthic organisms. Room: Animalerie-UQAM, Section: Aquatic animals. Grants: FRQNT, FCI

Trace element analysis by ICP-QQQ

With the recent acquisition of an ICP-QQQ (Agilent 8900), our laboratory is also able to measure trace metals in environmental samples. This equipment is located in the laboratory of the Institute des Sciences de l’Environment (ISE) at UQAM where we are involved in the trace metals analysis section. Grant: FCI

Hyphenated techniques

We also recently acquired a UltiMate 3000 RSLCnano System (Thermo Fisher Scientific) to be included in the development/application of various hyphenated techniques (e.g., SEC-ICP-QQQ; RP-HPLC-ICP-QQQ) to isolate and characterize metal-biomolecule complexes in biological matrices. Working in collaboration with the Mass Spectrometry Facility (e.g. LC-QqTOF-MS/MS) at UQAM, we will be able to perform in-deep biochemical characterization of such biomolecules targeted by trace metals. Room: SB-1435/SB-1440 (UQAM). Grant: FCI