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.

Bertarelli Foundation Gene Therapy

Service specialized in virus production and consultancy.

Dendrite240eg2 - © EPFL | BioEM

Bio Electron Microscopy

Using electron microscopes to explore the biological world.

BioImaging and Optics

Offers competence and state of the art equipment in microscopy and image analysis.

BioInformatics Competence Center


The Bioinformatics Competence Center (BIƆC) has the expertise to offer customized tools, data analysis and processing for domains such as: genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, cytometry, proteomics, web visualization and image analysis.

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

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.