Scientific Facilities

The GMI provides access to cutting-edge scientific facilities to accelerate our research

One of the most important benefits provided to researchers at the GMI are a diverse set of core facilities and services which provide access to state-of-the-art equipment. These facilities are run by teams of experienced professionals who assist in experimental design, instrument usage, and data analysis. 

Core Facilities

  • BioOptics - offers flow cytometry & flow sorting on three flow cytometers, more than twenty microscopy systems including CLSM, 2P, TIRF, SIM, and LSFM, as well as assistance in image processing and analysis.
  • Max Perutz Library - a specialized reference library with an on-site literature collection and study environment.
  • Molecular Biology Service - provides diverse services, including sanger sequencing, preparation of competent E. coli, 96-well format plasmid prep, instrumentation for high-throughput methods and lab automation, and runs a full-service media kitchen.  
  • Protein Chemistry - runs mass spectrometers and chromatography systems to enable protein separation, identification, quantification, and post-translational modification characterization as well as offering peptide synthesis and affinity purification of antibodies. 

Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities

  • Advanced Microscopy - provides access to an expanding inventory of cutting-edge and novel optical imaging techniques as well as development of tailored microscopy solutions.
  • Electron Microscopy - assists with diverse sample preparation techniques for on-site SEM, TEM, and cryo-EM systems.
  • HistoPathology - a fully-equipped histology lab for tissue embedding, sectioning, manual and automated staining.
  • Metabolomics - uses tandem mass spectrometry and chromatography for bulk and targeted metabolite profiling.
  • Next Generation Sequencing - runs 3 Illumina and 1 PacBio sequencers as well as a library preparation service and assistance in the development of novel methods and protocols.
  • Plant Sciences - operates 22 state-of-the art growth chambers and phytotrons, including a high-throughput digital phenotyping chamber. 
  • Protein Technologies - offers molecular cloning services, protein production and purification, biophysical protein characterization, and several services surrounding CRISPR/Cas9.