INSTITUTES, CENTRES & FACILITIES

Connecting you with McMaster’s diverse network of research institutes.

McMaster High Throughput Screening Lab (HTS) Lab

mcmaster-htc-labThe mandate of the HTS Lab is to provide excellence and innovation in biomolecular screening. The lab has been designed to be highly flexible in order to meet the needs of multiple users wishing to evaluate a variety of assays.

The McMaster HTS Lab is closely associated with the McMaster Antimicrobial Research Centre (ARC) and will primarily be used by McMaster Scientists searching for novel probes to fuel biological and biochemical research initiatives.

The McMaster HTS Lab will also be a unique resource for external scientists in both academia and industry through collaborative and contract research agreements.

Web: High Throughput Screening (HTS) Lab

Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR)

degroote-iidrInfectious diseases continue to be leading health care problems across the globe. The emergence of new infections such as SARS and the return of ‘old’ diseases such as tuberculosis remind us of our susceptibility and vulnerability to pathogens.

The possibility of epidemics of avian flu, bioterror agents and multidrug resistant bacteria are on the radar of health care professionals and the public alike. The phenomena of antibiotic resistance, urbanization, rapid intercontinental traffic, and climate change to name a few, exacerbate the problem.

  • Where do infections and epidemics come from and do we know enough to predict their outcome?
  • What role does the environment play in disease?
  • What do we know about the prevention and spread of infection in the community?

Web: Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR)

McMaster Biophotonics Facility

biophotonics-facilityMacBiophotonics is an international imaging facility dedicated to live cell analysis with a large variety of expert systems and techniques. The Facility is available for use by internal, external, and external-academic researchers on a user cost basis.

Web: MacBiophotonics

Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI)

sccriEstablished in 2006, the SCCRIrepresents a unique research facility in Canada. The Institute’s vision and mandate is to explore the underlying cellular and molecular origins that initiate human cancer by employing human stem cells as a model system.

Web: Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI)

McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC)

mircThe mission of the McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC) is to investigate, create and implement approaches utilizing the delivery of genes as therapeutic agents in the treatment of human and animal disease. This entails basic investigations to target gene product involvement, creation of vector systems for appropriate delivery of therapeutic genes and rapid translation of promising medicines to the clinical setting.

The Centre is focused on developing novel cures for cancer, inflammatory diseases and infectious diseases using state-of-the-art gene transfer technology coupled with the most recent information derived from the application of genomics.

Web: MIRC Facility

Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute

farncombeThe Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute is an integrated group of clinical and basic scientists dedicated to understanding the impact of digestive health and nutrition on disease across the life span.

The Institute is focused on developing new strategies for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of intestinal diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which will have global benefits. However, the focus of research in the Institute is not limited to digestive diseases; rather, it includes diseases of many other organ systems that may be caused and/or profoundly influenced by digestive health and nutrition.

Web: Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute

Centre for Functional Genomics

cfgThe mission of the Centre for Functional Genomics is to develop new technologies and to exploit recent advances in gene expression profiling, bioinformatics and proteomics to discover gene function. This knowledge will be integrated into the investigation of genetic pathways that regulate organismal development and physiology.

Web: CFG Facility