Welcome to the Histology Core Facility
The HCF offers competences and equipments in histology and performs routine work like sectioning of tissues or classical stains for researchers. It also assists in the setting up and optimizing of histological approaches specific for each scientific project, delivering protocols that can be tested either by the researchers themselves, the laboratory technicians or both. After training, users have free access to the equipments in the core facility like microtomes or cryostats. Furthermore HCF makes a large panel of titrated secondary antibodies available to the researchers.
For any questions or requests, please write an email to: [email protected]
Histology core facility fees
The tissue processor (Sakura VIP6) runs (Overnight routine) from Monday to Thursday at 5PM.
Samples should be in the fridge of the HCF laboratory (AI0342) before 5PM.
We do not accept samples in fixative but only in buffer or 70% Ethanol.
Please rinse tissues with PBS 1x and put them in cassettes.
Place the cassettes in a beaker glas filled with liquide. Name, group and number of cassettes should be written on it .
The cassettes will be available the next day in the paraffin dispenser for making the blocks. Each researcher has to do his own blocks. If you need help do not hesitate to ask a technician.
For shorter runs (small biopsy, LacZ…) please write an email to [email protected] to plan them.