BIOME - Shared Facilities

Core Facilities at the Faculty of Medicine

At Universitätsklinikum Essen there is a wide range of facilities and equipment on offer which can be used for one’s research purposes either in the form of a service or on a cooperation basis.

Central services at the Faculty of Medicine include:

  • Imaging Platform
  • Biochip Laboratory
  • Transgene Unit
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Genome Sequencing

The colleagues at the various medical clinics or institutes have agreed to share their facilities with their fellow researchers upon request. So, should a BIOME member suddenly need, say, a control antibody, a plasmid or a cell line etc., then they can get in touch with the other research staff by e-mailing them at:

Imaging Center Essen (IMCES)
The facility brings together state-of-the-art equipment and provides consultation and training for:

  • Light Microscopy
  • In Vivo and Intravital Imaging
  • Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Image Analysis

These services are available to all researchers at Universitätsklinikum Essen and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Core Facilities at the Centre for Medical Biotechnology (ZMB)

The ZMB offers BIOME’s researchers access to the following central services:

  • Animal Models of Diseases
  • Imaging
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Pathology, Tissue Library
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Drug Discovery, Toxicology, Clinical Trials.