The Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities (VBCF) is a publicly funded non-profit research institute, located directly at the Vienna BioCenter. It offers access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and scientific services to academic research institutions and companies in the field of Life Sciences. All Services are available to IMBA scientists as well as researchers at other Vienna BioCenter institutes.

Advanced Microscopy
  • Access, training and technical support for researchers to an expanding inventory of cutting edge optical imaging techniques
  • R&D lab that develops tailored and novel optical microscopy solutions

Bioinformatics & Scientific Computing
  • Data analysis services for next-generation sequencing data
  • Development of innovative and intuitive software solutions
  • Hardware-related programming
  • Trainings and consultations in the areas of bioinformatics, statistics and programming

Electron Microscopy
  • Sample preparation for scanning electron microscopy
  • Quick sample screening or high resolution 2D or 3D imaging
  • State-of-the-art conventional and cryo-techniques for specimen preparation and visualization at nanometer resolution
  • Processing of purified molecules for conventional and cryo-electron microscopy

  • Top quality automatic immunostaining
  • Tissue processing and sectioning
  • Most of the common histological stains for both paraffin and cryoblocks

  • Comprehensive and quantitative analysis of small biomolecules such as sugars, lipids or nucleic acids in biological samples
  • Global view on biological systems and processes
  • State-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative analysis of small organic compounds for user groups form both academia and industry

Next Generation Sequencing
  • Advice and guidance of sequencing projects
  • All common sequencing applications are supported and the development of novel methods and protocols encouraged

Plant Sciences
  • 22 high quality state-of-the-art and highly specialized plant growth chambers
  • Professional support to research groups at the VBC as well as external customers (within spare capacities)

Preclinical Imaging
  • Comprehensive multimodal MR imaging
  • Main focus is in-vivo mouse imaging, other smaller model organisms are welcome as well
  • State-of-the art data acquisition and processing

Preclinical Phenotyping
  • Provide centralized support and services to VBC investigators developing and studying genetically modified animal models relevant to human diseases

Protein Technologies
  • Molecular cloning, protein production and purification, as well as biophysical characterization of proteins
  • Services surrounding the CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering technology

Vienna Drosophila Resource Center (VDRC)
  • Professionally organized bioresource center
  • Promote scientific discoveries in Drosophila, primarily by maintaining transgenic Drosophila melanogaster stocks and DNA resources
  • Distribution to Drosophila researchers both locally and worldwide