Core facilities

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.

BIAS offers biostatistical advice and consultancy to researchers from all five departments at the faculty, including researchers at the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region, in connection with clinical studies and data analysis.

We offer analysis of medicinal products, drugs of abuse and metabolites in biological samples. The analyses can be ordered as finished analysis packages, or they can be adapted as required.

The Bioimaging Core Facility provide state-of-the-art equipment for a wide range of light microscopy applications. All system setups are designed to cover most bioimaging applications with a strong focus to meet future requirements and minimize complexity towards the users.  The Bioimaging Core Facility focus 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.

CML has a wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaboration with health and natural scientific fields, in particular. We have expertise in micro imaging, telemetry, physiology sensors, hyperbaric physiology and 3D printing. Everyone with an interest is welcome to contact us.

The surgical research laboratories offer operation and laboratory facilities for both research and education. The unit has a wide range of contacts and everyone with an interest in research and education is welcome to contact us.

The laboratory, which is highly specialised within endocrinology and diabetes, carries out advanced metabolic examinations of healthy volunteers and patients; develops new hormone analyses for improved diagnostics and treatment; sets-up cell and tissue models to clarify cellular disease processes; and works with biomarker research for identification of e.g. late-diabetic complications and cardiovascular disease. The laboratory’s services are offered to researchers and clinicians from all of the country's universities and hospitals.

The animal facilities have experience of 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.

The Department of Clinical Medicine has several animal facilities located adjacent to the various research facilities. It is possible to house a range of different species here.

The FACS core facility is equipped with three cell sorting instruments: Two FACSAria IIIs and one MoFlo Astrios. In addition, the FACS core facility also has two analysers at its disposal; a LSRFortessa with 4 lasers as well as a NovoCyte with 3 lasers. Furthermore, facility users have access to a combined microscope and flow cytometer – an ImageStream. The FACS core facility provides services to all research groups at Aarhus University. Researchers from other universities and from business and industry are also welcome.

The Research Laboratories are divided into specialized laboratories within microbiology, cell cultivation, materials research, histology and 3D printing. The laboratories employ five highly specialized laboratory technicians/medical laboratory technicians, all with many years of experience.

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.

The research unit for offers equipment and expertise regarding mass spectrometric protein analysis (proteomics; LC-MS/MS) as well as mitochondrial function (SeaHorse; NucleoCounter) and signalling (LC-MS/MS), and we also offer collaboration on projects that include these areas.

MOMA has equipment and experience of many molecular-biological analyses, including Next Generation Sequencing (RNA and DNA) and digital droplet PCR and qPCR methylation profiles. MOMA performs fee for service projects on NGS equipment (Miseq and Nextseq), where MOMA delivers data files in an approved quality. MOMA also participates in collaborative projects, primarily when these fall within MOMA’s research field.

The MR Centre offers scanning facilities for pre-clinical and clinical studies of biomedicine and bioscience – including special dynamic organ function measurements and detailed metabolic tissue measurements in connection with diseases.

TNU undertakes breeding and detailed phenotyping of modern psychiatric animal models. Techniques such as advanced behavioural characterisation, microdialysis, biomarker analysis, hplc, protein analysis, gene expression, and microscopy/stereology are available. In addition, TNU houses the collection of brains at Aarhus University. Everyone with an interest is welcome to contact us.