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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.



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


MutaMouse is a KUL-VIB core facility that provides all KUL laboratories with access to research tools in both mouse embryo services and genome engineering.

Advanced Flueorescence 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.



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

Viral Vector Core


The 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.

VIB Nucleomics Core

The VIB Nucleomics Core offers personalized expert services in the fields of expression analysis, miRNA analysis and RNA and DNA sequencing.


VIB Metabolomics Core

The VIB Metabolomics Core provides mass spectrometry (MS)
based metabolomic services.