Twelve facilities, plus Dubochet Center for Imaging, provide state-of-the-art tools to researchers both at UNIL/CHUV and beyond in various fields including structural biology, imaging, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, cytofluorometry, histology, bioinformatics and biostatistics
The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) operates 12 state-of-the-art facilities, along with the recently established Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI), inspired by Prof. Jacques Dubochet (UNIL) Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017. The DCI is specialized in cryo-electron microscopy and results from a joint venture created by UNIL, EPFL and UNIGE.
The different platforms provide cross-disciplinary support to researchers both at UNIL/CHUV and beyond in various fields including structural biology, imaging, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, cytofluorometry, histology, bioinformatics and biostatistics. Staff at our facilities also train users on the different kinds of technology available, through both theoretical and hands-on approaches.
This past December 2022 has seen the first networking event of the FBM platforms under the theme “Nano to Macro” held at the DNF (UNIL), organized by the Dicastery for Research and Innovation and privileged by the presence of the Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Estelle Doudet and Dean of the FBM Prof. Manuel Pascual.
The successful event had multiple goals, including to promote state of the art technologies, foster collaborations among the platforms located in three different sites of UNIL and finally discuss strategies to further develop sophisticated technologies in support of FBM researchers. We acknowledged the impressive state-of-the art methodologies and instrumentations present at the FBM and how the facility coordinators are continuously pushing the boundaries of knowledge and technology in biomedical science by encouraging fundamental, translational and clinical research from the nano to the macro scale.
You are welcome to learn more about the FBM facilities on our new eBook.
Prof. Claudia Bagni
Vice-dean Research and Innovation