Lipidomics Core Facility

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
What the facility does

This core facility specializes in quantitative analysis of lipids using state-of-the-art chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques

Areas of expertise

Lipid and lipoprotein analysis by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC), gas chromatography (GC), and mass spectrometry.

We have many years of experience in extracting, purifying, and identifying various lipid types, and also do lipoprotein profiling. We can perform analytical measurements of other biological compounds on a case-by-case basis.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry also offers a Flow Cytometry Facility and a Cell Imaging Core.

Research services

Analytical separation and identification of lipids, lipoproteins, and other compounds with no-charge consultation and advice.

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment



Thermo Scientific Q Exactive mass spectrometer

Orbitrap high-resolution, accurate mass detector

Agilent 1200 HPLC with post-column reactor and FPLC capability

High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph + post-column reaction

Agilent 1100 HPLC with ELSD and CAD detectors

High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Evaporative Light Scattering and Charged Aerosol Detectors

Agilent 1100 HPLC with DAD detector

High-Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Diode Array Detector

Agilent 6890 GC with FID

Gas Chromatograph with Flame-Ionization Detector

Agilent 7890A GC with FID Gas Chromatograph with Flame-Ionization Detector