Chemical Analysis and Bioimaging Laboratory

Research Facility

Chemical Analysis and Bioimaging Laboratory
Acadia University
Nova Scotia (NS)

Chemical Analyses, via Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, particularly from plant and insect material. Electrophysiological recording including intracellular, extracellular, electroantennograms, single sensillum recording, and calcium imaging.


GC-MS, GC-FID, GC-EAD, SSR, EAG, Chromatography, Imaging

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Industries
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services

Research Facility

Kirk Hillier
Associate Professor

Industry Liaison Officer

Leigh Huestis

Equipment 6 piece(s)

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Bruker 450-GC linked to a Scion Single Quad MS.

Gas Chromatography - Electroantennography
Varian 450-GC with Flame Ionization Detector and linked Syntech Electroantennography Suite. GC-linked Single Sensillum Recording also available.

Calcium Imaging Rig
Olympus BX-51 with high-speed fluorescent imaging

Single Sensillum Recording

3 Extracellular recording systems, specifically designed for recording sensory responses from insects. One custom system for cut-tip glass electrode recording, and two others using a Syntech tungsten recording system. 

 A Tasteprobe contact stimulus recording device is also available.

 Reflected, fluorescent and stereoscopic or compound configurations are possible

Olympus MVX Stereo Zoom scope. Digital camera and either conventional or fluorescent lighting is available.

Facilities for bioassay of insects, including a wind tunnel, y-tube olfactometers, Drosophila behavioural chambers, and more.

Date submitted: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 4:19 PM
Date updated: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 4:21 PM