The Genomic Centre for Cancer Research and Diagnosis (GCCRD) was created as a Regional/National Facility for all cutting edge imaging applications and was initiated by Dr. Sabine Mai. It is part of the Research Institute at CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It began with research into genomic instability and mechanisms of neoplasia, but has since expanded to meet various peoples with differing project needs.
a) bench work in the laboratory:
i) Spectral imaging and SKY of mouse/human chromosomes
ii) Fluorescence microscopy in 3D (manual, semi-automated and fully automated measurements and analysis).
iii) Superresolution microscopy
b) imaging in the Genomic Centre for Cancer Research and Diagnosis: image acquisition of all samples prepared during the course; interactive image analysis
c) lectures by expert mentors in the field: theory and application of above imaging techniques in research and the clinic, discussion and data analysis of images acquired during the course. Lectures will also include Airy Scan, 3D Structured Illumination Microscopy, and single molecule localization microscopy. d) journal clubs & round table discussion of current literature with experts in the field.