The Zandstra lab has two facilities. Primary facility is located in the state-of-the-art new School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Our partner facility is located in theTerrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto (St George campus). Our facilities focus on stem cell biology and bioengineering. Labs are run as an open concept, interdisciplinary, shared resource facility and are equipped with advanced cell and molecular biology equipment including: cell type specific tissue culturing facilities, real-time PCR machines, protein and cell imaging systems. Specialized equipment include cutting edge microscopes, oxygen controlled incubators, two analytical flow cytometers, flow sorter, automated high-content screening microscopes,


micro-fabrication and 3D printing equipment, bioreactor used for large-scale production of cells (includes a 8-vessel Dasgip stirred tank bioreactor system at scales of 35-2000mL) (Eppendorf), the Wave/Xuri rocking bag system (GE), our novel fed-batch bag system for blood cell culture, the MRT-24 microreactor system (Pall), and the Ambr-24 controlled small scale system (Sartorius), as well as various uncontrolled spinner flask and orbital shaker systems. Computational resources in the Zandstra lab include a heterogeneous network of Linux- and Windows-based computers and workstations. Machines range from desktops containing consumer-ready components to workstations configured for coding high performance and GPU-computing solutions.


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University of British Columbia Address:

The Biomedical Research Centre
University of British Columbia

2222 Health Sciences Mall, 3rd Floor,

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada

University of Toronto Address:

The Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Reserach
Univeristy of Toronto

160 College Street., 11th Floor Room 1130

Toronto, ON M5S3E1 Canada