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Core facilities

Core facilities provide researchers access to state-of-the-art technologies. These facilities host networks of research groups that aim to push the boundaries of the technologies.  Policies regarding services, access, fees and prioritization vary by facility.


Genomics Core

genomicscoreimageThe Genomics Core advances the development and implementation of novel genomic technologies.

Animal facility

The animal facility provides state-of-the-art housing and services within the framework of biomedical research and education.


mosaicimageThe molecular small animal imaging centre (MoSAIC) provides different in-vivo imaging modalities.


InfraMouse is a joined KU Leuven - VIB initiative and brings together expertise in experimental mouse genetics.

Advanced fluorescence microscopy - live cell imaging

The Cell Imaging Core (CIC) is a collaborative network that integrates and improves the expertise in fluorescence imaging, ranging from single molecule visualization to imaging of integrated cell systems.




The Light Microscopy and Imaging Network (LiMoNe), provides microscopy and imaging techniques to researchers.


FACS core

 The FACS core aims to provide access to high quality flow cytometry and fluorescence-activated cell sorting.



Electron microscopy

em core The EM facility provides researchers with state-of-the-art instrumentation, training and services.


SyBioMa is the Systems Biology based Mass Spectrometry centre.




The Movement and posture analysis Laboratory Leuven (MALL) consists of a combination of state of the art laboratories for the analysis of movement.



biomacsimageBioMacS provides an integrated platform for automatic crystallization, X-ray analysis, NMR structure determination, molecular modelling and structural research using mass spectrometry.

Viral Vector Core

viralvectorcoreThe viral vector core is a platform that produces and develops HIV-based lentivectors, MLV-based retrovectors and AAV-based vectors.


Biostatistics core

Biostatistics Core

The Biostatistics Core offers a broad range of statistical consulting services from simple advice to the analysis of data and the writing of scientific reports.

CrispR Core

Biostatistics Core

CrispR/Cas has emerged as a powerful tool for genome editing. The genome editing platform uses CrispR/Cas to permanently mutate a gene of interest.