Core Facilities and Services

Core Facilities

Our Core Facilities play an essential role in enabling our scientists to realise their ambitious research goals and to push the boundaries of knowledge in development, neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious diseases and bioengineering. All technology platforms offer state-of-the art expertise, cutting-edge technologies and high-quality service.

Bioimaging and Optics Core Facility | © EPFL

Bioimaging and Optics

Is dedicated to provide state-of-the-art light microscopes and image analysis tools for life sciences.

BIOEM Research Facility | copyrights EPFL

Bioelectron Microscopy

Offers a wide range of electron microscopy imaging and sample preparation techniques to the life sciences community.

Biomolecular Screening Facility | © EPFL

Biomolecular Screening

Provides assay development, screening infrastructure, chemical collections and know-how for the identification of bioactive hits and leads.

Phenogenomics Center | © EPFL

Center of PhenoGenomics

Contributes to the research through tailored services in animal experimentation and ensures the welfare of laboratory animals in compliance with laws and ethics.

Flow Cytometry Core Facility | © EPFL

Flow Cytometry

Provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, technical expertise and advice, training, and cell sorting service.

Gene Expression Core Facility | © EPFL

Gene Expression

Provides a diverse set of tools for the functional and quantitative analysis of genomes and transcriptomes, down to single-cell resolution.

Histology Core Facility | © EPFL


Provides competence, equipment and specialists for a large panel of histological preparations.

Proteomics Core Facility |© EPFL


Provides identification and quantitative analysis of proteins and lipids through advanced mass spectrometry methodologies.

Protein Production and Structure Core Facility | © EPFL

Protein Production and Structure

Provides expertise and instrumentation in protein sciences and integrative structural biology: protein production, purification, biophysical techniques, NMR, X-Ray crystallography and single particle EM.

Support Services and Reservation

Advances in science rely on the backing of our vital service centers, which offer first-class support to all collaborators at the School of Life Sciences.

SV Infrastructure

Offers a wide range of services to empower the life sciences research community, from a supply warehouse, glassware and solutions, waste management, cryogenics to a dedicated workshop.


Provides state-of-the-art IT-services from basic support (purchase, installation, security), infrastructure (storage, backup, computing, network) to specific applications such as ELN/LIMS, biobank or customized scientific web application.

SV Biosafety

Ensures a safe, productive and enjoyable work environment of all collaborators of the School of Life Sciences.