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About Us

A shared core facility that offers Microscopy, Mechanical Testing, and Histology Solutions for all..

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The Collaborative Advanced Microscopy Laboratories of Dentistry, CAMiLoD, is a state-of-the-art imaging facility, founded in 2019, under the University of Toronto - Faculty of Dentistry. This integrated, research facility offers Microscopy, Histology, and Mechanical Testing services, and was established with the quest to train and specialize researchers from all stripes, as well as to foster collaborations in the Greater Toronto Area's research community and beyond.

Being affiliated with the University of Toronto enables CAMiLoD to house some of the most advanced and innovative microscopy equipment, image processing software, and specialized services to optimize and further its users' research in Cell Culture, Biomaterials and Biomedical Imaging, Microbiology, Connective Tissue, and Regenerative Medicine, Oral Pathology and Cancer, Pain and Neuroscience, among many other disciplines.

Our Mission

Doctor Boris Hinz, a scientist and director of the imaging facility

CAMiLoD has been established with generous contributions from principal investigators in the faculty of Dentistry. The CAMiLoD team is training and supporting users of the facility and provides expert advice and software for high-end image analysis. All instrumentation and services of CAMiLoD are accessible to internal and external users through an on-line booking system and fee-for-service. 

“It is our mission to provide an integrated, BioSafety Level 2 certified state-of-the-art imaging facility that fosters collaborations within the Faculty of Dentistry, with the Toronto research community and with industrial partners, and to train the next generation of imaging experts”

- Dr. Boris Hinz | Director of CAMiLoD

Dr. Boriz Hinz | Director of CAMiLoD

Our Purpose

Empower the Research Community

We strive to provide you with innovative microscopy and advanced imaging analysis to further your scientific research

Foster Collaboration

We assist and facilitate academic researchers & industry startups

Train The Upcoming Generation

We ensure our users are learning from world- renowned industry experts by hosting workshops/ seminars/ courses/ hackathons, and key speaker events

Our Team

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What CAMiLoD Offers...

“With CAMiLoD, faculty, students and industry partners can come to the faculty from all over the world to further their research, laying the ground for scientific and clinical collaborations, innovations, and breakthroughs,”
- Dr. Daniel Haas | Former Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Various training programs, courses, workshops, and seminars all revolve around facilitating graduate, P.hD, and industrial fellows with their research task and advancing their proficiency levels in operating with advanced microscopy and image analyzing/processing software. 


CAMiLoD offers imaging technology to study cells, tissues and materials at all levels of resolution, including live-cell atomic force microscopy (AFM) combined with confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), latest high-speed and super-resolution scanning confocal microscopy, total internal reflection microscopy (TIRF), and a variety of wide-field microscopes for specialized applications.

How Can CAMiLoD Help ?

  • CAMiLoD is a one-stop facility where your experimental samples can be processed, stained, imaged, and analyzed to provide meaningful data that will advance your scientific quest under one roof.

  • Provide users with customized training in the form of workshops, seminars, and courses.

  • Allow users to utilize cutting-edge technology to streamline their imaging research and analysis.

  • Being a BioSafety Level 2 certified facility, CAMiLoD's users are given access to a safe and optimal working environment.



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"Very good workshop, clear, interactive, I would recommend it to anyone who needs to do image processing

- Anonymous

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“Thank you all for all your help and support since (and before) the beginning of CAMiLoD operation. I would like to thank Dr. Hinz for making all these possible for us in our faculty. I also would like to specifically thank Dhaarmini and Joao for being so knowledgeable and helpful, not only during the training sessions, but also time by time when I encountered a problem running my samples

- Shahrzad Nouri


“The instructors were very knowledgeable about AFM in general and the Nanowizard specifically, and were able to provide very practical advice. It was also good that the demos involved ‘real-world’ samples to highlight some of the considerations and challenges when measuring biological samples

- Anonymous

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