Proteomics Platform

                                                                                                                         

The Clinical Proteomics Platform specializes in finding new functions for and interactions among proteins which are vital for the correct structure and operation of the body’s cells and how these proteins are affected by disease. Beyond proteins, the platform also provides services to quantify cellular metabolites, drugs and lipids. Our platform contains the latest instrumentation for a variety of LCMS and ELISA based applications coupled with customized bioinformatics and extensive expertise to assist researchers in interpreting their data.

 

Overview of Services

Our platform provides a full proteomics infrastructure with advanced instrumentation and workflows to support your research projects. This includes protein identification/quantification, lipid analysis, biomarker detection and quantitative bioanalytical assays.

 Our services include a free initial consultation to discuss with your project with you, a feasibility, study design with costs and timelines and to help decide on the best course of action for your projects’ needs.

What we offer

  1. Analytical sample preparation by our platform technicians
  2. Analysis on state-of-the-art equipment
  3. Extensive follow up for data interpretation, mining and bioinformatics

 

Getting Started 

The Proteomics Core Facility accepts samples from all RI-MUHC Units, and from external users if capacity permits. In all cases, contact us before you send any sample.

To optimise an efficient completion of your project, we ask you to observe the following procedure:

  1. Send us your inquiry

Fill out the service request form, providing as much information you can to help us understand your goals and expectations. After sending the form, a facility member will contact you to schedule the experiment design consultation.

  1. Customized experiment design

Based on the information you provide to us, we will discuss with you the overall feasibility of your analytical project, design an experimental approach that addresses your questions, with associated costs and timelines, and then decide on the best course of action according to your needs.

  1. Fill out the analysis form, and place an order

Once everything is clear on both sides, you will be able to place the order, and send us your samples.

Please note that no analysis will be performed if the order is not approved.

  1. Project begins

Please send off your samples on the scheduled date and notify us of the delivery method, so that we can be on the lookout and store them appropriately upon arrival. Always include a hardcopy print of the service request form in with the samples. 

  1. Results delivery

A summary report will be provided at the end of the whole project including the sample preparation, experimental procedure and instrument parameters. Detailed customized reports, data review sessions, exploratory analysis could be provided upon request

 

Who we are

 The Clinical Proteomics Platform is staffed by specialists with extensive experience in proteomics, lipidomics and targeted molecular assays and provide the most up-to-date analysis services and technologies.

  •  Interim director: Dr. Peter McPherson

  • Manager: Lorne Taylor

  • Research Assistants: Amy Wong (LOA), Jennifer Nedow

  • Mass Spectrometry Specialists: Ari Gritsas, Edward Daly

 

Email: contact-proteomics.rimuhc@mcgill.ca

Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 76402

RI MUHC Technology Platforms

Proteomics Platform

 

Visit the Customer Help Manual for further guidance using your account in the iLab system to request Core Facility Services.

 

Publication Acknowledgement

In terms of forthcoming publications pertaining to mass spectrometry data generated by the platform, we ask that you acknowledge the use of our platform in the appropriate acknowledgement section (e.g. “Mass spectrometry analysis was performed by the Proteomics Platform, Montreal, Canada.

 

Location and Hours of Operation

Location

Hours

Clinical Proteomics Platform
Glen Block-E / CTB: E01.5065
MUHC Research Institute
1001 Decarie Blvd
Montreal, QC, Canada,  H4A 3J1

 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday  

 

 


Directions by public transp
ortation:

Vendome Metro station. Alternatively, STM bus 77, liaison between Lionel-Groulx metro station and MUHC Glen site.

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Team
contact info
 
514-934-1934 x 76402
 
contact-proteomics.rimuhc@mcgill.ca
 
Glen Block-E / CTB: E01.5065