The HisyoPahtology Lab offers expertise and resources to assist researchers working with animal models, from the experimental design and appropriate handling of the samples to the analysis and interpretation of the macroscopic and microscopic findings. The HistoPahtology service provides state-of-the-art histopathological and immunohistochemical services, developing new techniques as well as expertise in veterinary pathology.
The Preclinical Phenotyping Facility provides a state-of-the-art facility for researches who wish to outsource the mouse phenotyping screening in any part of the process. We offer expertise and resources with a comprehensive panel of phenotyping tests in genetically modified mouse models.
The Mass Spectrometry Facility is focused on the identification and characterization of proteins and peptides. We support expert user groups at the Vienna Biocenter by providing access to a pool of the most advanced and well maintained mass spectrometers.
The Vienna Drosophila Resource Center is a bioresource center maintaining and further developing one of the largest collections of transgenic RNAi lines for conditional in vivo gene function studies. Additionally, a GAL4-Driver line resource has recently been released. Currently, more than 38.000 Drosophila lines are available to researchers world-wide. In the future the VDRC will further develop and expand its resources according to emerging new technologies and community needs.
The Next Generation Sequencing Facility provides cutting edge next generation DNA sequencing technology. We offer advice and guidance of sequencing projects as well as a set of selected bioinformatics tools. All common sequencing applications are supported, the development of novel methods and protocols encouraged.
The Advanced Microscopy Facility provides access to optical superresolution microscopes and other 'non-standard' bio-imaging platfoms, along with the necessary training, assistance and consulting. An additional service of the facility is to develop novel and customized light microscopy solutions for select projects in close collaboration with the users.
The Preclinical Imaging Facility offers ultrahigh field magnetic resonance imaging at 15.2 T for advanced anatomical and functional characterization of transgenic (mouse) models, both for whole animal screening and for focusing on specfic organs. Special expertise and support is provided in qualitative and quantitative image analysis.
The Plant Sciences Facility provides 22 high quality, state of the art and highly specialized plant growth chambers and professional support for plant science to research groups at the VBC. Within spare capacities the services will also be available for external customers. Several outstanding technical capabilities will allow you to take your plant research to the next level!
The Bioinformatics & Scientific Computing (BioComp) facility provides unique expertise and services in the areas of bioinformatics and scientific computing to academic and industrial researchers. We offer data analysis services for next-generation sequencing data and develop innovative and intuitive software solutions for biological experiments requiring image and video processing as well as hardware-related programming. Our specific data management and processing tools help researchers to translate biological results into new insights. BioComp also offers trainings and consultations in the areas of bioinformatics, statistics and programming.
The Protein Technologies Facility aims to further research in protein biochemistry and structural biology by overcoming two major bottlenecks - protein production and purification. We offer protein production in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, protein purification and biophysical protein characterization. The ProTech is also responsible for the Large-Scale Screening (LSS) robot, a Hamilton STAR robot that can be used for colony pcking and other automated procedures.
The Electron Micoscopy Facility offers a variety of preparation
technicques for biological samples of diverse origin. The
techniques reach from conventional preparation methods to cryo-preparation
techniques for phenotyping the ultrastructure of tissues and cells.
Furthermore, the EM FAcility provides the processing of purified
molecules for conventional and cryo-electron microscopy as well as
sample preparation for scanning electron microscopy.
Additionally, the Facility offers trained users access to a comprehensive set of equipment for sample preparation and visualzation of biological specimens at nanometer resolution.
The Campus Science Support Facilities GmbH was established at the Campus Vienna Biocenter to provide top scientific infrastructure operated and constantly further developed by highly qualified experts. CSF supports the institutions and companies situated on the Campus at the forefront of science. Besides scientific infrastructure, the CSF will also offer social infrustructure such as the Campus Child Care Facility.