Canadian Light Source

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is Canada's national synchrotron reseach facility, where intense beams of light are generated to probe the nature and structure of matter. The CLS makes synchrotron-based analytical techniques available to researchers from academic, industrial and government instiutions around the world in a wide variety of areas including: earth and environmental sciences, agricultural research, life sciences and health research, proteomics and macromolecular crystallography, chemical and materials sciences, natural resources and energy, nanotechnology, manufacturing, and information and communications technology. Access to the CLS can be obtained through a competitive peer-review process or purchased through the CLS Industrial Science group. The CLS mandate includes active industrial participation with innovative commercial research access, clear intellectual property policies and scientists dedicated to promoting industry involvement.

Total Number of Employees: 225

Total Number of Researchers: 63


  • High resolution macromolecular crystallography
  • Synchrotron X-ray absoprtion spectroscopies
  • Synchrotron X-ray spectromicroscopy
  • Synchrotron infrared microscopy and spectroscopy
  • Synchrotron X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction
  • Synchrotron experimental design, testing analysis and reporting services


  • High resolution macromolecular crystallography
  • Materials characterization and speciation of novel materials, byproducts, wastes and aerosols
  • Mapping of elements and chemical compounds
  • Tissue and cellular mapping
  • In-situ materials analysis, including surface, thin-film, corrosion and wear analyses
  • Contract and collaborative research

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Food Processing
  • Functional Foods/ Nutraceuticals
  • Animal Disease
  • Soil Science
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioenergy/ Biofuels
  • Biopolymers
  • Biomass/ Feedstock
  • Enzymes
  • Drug Discovery
  • Drug Delivery
  • Medical Imaging
  • Oncology
  • Medical Device
  • Bioremediation
  • Phytoremediation
  • Biomass/ Feedstock
  • Waste Management
  • Contract research


Name: Jeffrey Cutler, Chief Strategic Relations Officer

Website: Canadian Light Source

Tel: (306) 657-3530

Fax: (306) 657-3535

Address: 44 Innovation Boulevard, 
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 2V3