Core facilities are service units with special equipment and special competences. They offer services to researchers at Aarhus University, but also to researchers from other universities, hospitals etc. The core facilities are specialised within their respective areas, so that they can improve quality and efficiency.
We have experience in breeding high-quality laboratory animals, as well as carrying out animal experiments. The animal facilities are open to external research groups and companies that wish to carry out laboratory animal breeding and biomedical research.
We offer molecular interaction analysis services based on Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) for all scientists at Aarhus University as well as external academic and industrial partners. In the future, we are planning to expand our services to include other techniques such as Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) and Bio-Layer Interferometry (BLI).
We provide state-of-the-art equipment for a wide range of light microscopy applications. The Bioimaging Core Facility focuses on microscopy knowledge sharing and in addition they offer access to advanced bioimaging software, expertise in image data analysis, and project based microscopy education.
We specialise in cardiovascular and metabolic phenotyping in the broadest sense - both for researchers at the department and for external clients. We mainly focus on cardiovascular phenotyping, but also offer advice, guidance and technical assistance on general surgeries, blood sampling and tissue collection.
The FACS core facility is equipped with two FACSAria IIIs and one MoFlo Astrios. We also have two analysers at our disposal; a LSRFortessa with 4 lasers as well as a NovoCyte with 3 lasers. Facility users also have access to a combined microscope and flow cytometer – an ImageStream. We provide services to researchers at Aarhus University, other universities, business and industry.
GenomeDK is a high-performance computing facility, dedicated to genomics and life sciences, which offers access to 6400 cores and 12 PB of storage. This makes it possible for users to run very intensive computations using a lot of data in a secure environment. We provide services to researchers at Aarhus University, other universities, as well and small and medium-sized enterprises.