Research Core Facilities

Roman Chrast

The SV Research Core Facilities provide access to state-of-the-art technologies and expertise enabling scientists to tackle questions emerging at the interface between engineering and biology. They assist researchers in planning and executing projects and, through provided training, disseminate accumulated expertise. Striving to anticipate and match evolving needs of researchers, the Research Core Facilities also continuously evaluate and establish new techniques and methods through R&D activities.

Roman Chrast, coordinator of Research Core Facilities

News from the Research Core Facilities

Guidelines for acknowledgments and authorships

How to recognise the contribution of the SV Research Core Facilities.

Bertarelli Foundation Gene Therapy

Service specialized in virus production and consultancy.

Bio Electron Microscopy

Using electron microscopes to explore the biological world.

Bioengineering and Technology Platform

A center of expertise in translational bioengineering with dedicated infrastructure and services, serving as a bidirectional bridge between the biomedical and EPFL research communities.

BioImaging and Optics

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


Provides customized tools, data analysis and processing for domains such as: genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, cytometry, proteomics, web visualization and image analysis.

Biomolecular Screening

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

Flow Cytometry

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

Gene Expression

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


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


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.

Center of PhenoGenomics

Xavier Warot

The Center of Phenogenomics (CPG) contributes to research through tailored services in animal experimentation and ensures the welfare of laboratory animals in compliance with regulations and ethics. The CPG employs a highly qualified team of collaborators who promote and ensure use of best practice in animal research.

Xavier Warot, Director of the CPG

Center of phenogenomics

Center of PhenoGenomics

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