Technical Staff

The microscopy specialists offer consultations to determine the most suitable microscope for your specific needs and the proper design of your experimental set-up. In addition, we provide comprehensive training and follow-up sessions for all first-time users, ensuring optimal use of the imaging systems.

The CBIA core is open from Monday to Friday: 8:00AM to 5:30 PM. The staff is available during working hours to respond to any issues that may arise while using one of our microscopes or any image analysis issue.


Ian Blum, PhD

Ian Blum, PhD

Microscopy Specialist

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

PhD., Neuroscience McGill University, Montreal,

MSc., Psychology with a specialization in Neuroscience at Carleton University,



Chloe van Oostende-Triplet

Chloë van Oostende, PhD

Core Manager and
Microscopy Specialist Senior

Research Associate and Core Manager of the Centre for Microscopy and Cellular Imaging, Dr A. Piekny, Concordia University - 5 years.

Post-doc in plant cell mechanics, Dr Anja Geitman, Research Institute for Plant Biology (IRBV) of Université de Montréal - 2 years.

Post-doc in plant biochemistry, Dr Gilles Basset, Center for Plant Science Innovation of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA - 2 years.

Ph.D. at the JRU Fruit Biology at Université Bordeaux1, France.

Qualified in multiple sophisticated imaging techniques allow to support various research fields from fundamental knowledge in Life Sciences to Medical Research, Exercise Science, Engineering and even Art.

Member and council-at-large for the Microscopical Society of Canada.



John WR Copeland, PhD

John WR Copeland


Associate Professor

BSc with first class honours, Genetics, University of Alberta, Canada, 1989
PhD Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada, 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow, Transcription Laboratory, Cancer Research, United Kingdom

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