Services for Researchers

The Department offers several services for both academic and non-academic researchers.

Proteomics Core


Proteomics CoreThe VIB Proteomics Core (PRC), located at the VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology in Ghent, Belgium, provides contemporary mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics services to academic and non-academic users. The PRC started in 2005 as a spin-off service unit of the proteomics laboratory of Prof. Dr. Kris Gevaert. Today, it has evolved from a research-oriented facility to a service-oriented platform and has become a reference center for proteome research in Belgium and beyond. 

 

In addition to routine applications, also customized services are provided. The facility is able to deliver high quality services at all times, encompassing every step of a proteomics experiment. Users are guided from sample collection to data analysis and receive assistance from the PRC team to formulate biological conclusions that are easy to interpret for the non-proteomics expert.

 

Zebrafish Facility Ghent

 

 Zebrafish FacilityThe zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an increasingly popular model organism which offers several advantages over other model organisms and is an excellent tool for high-throughput disease modeling.

 

Our zebrafish facility has a capacity of about 17000 adult fish. The housing systems provide optimal and standardized environmental conditions for the fish. Besides wild type zebrafish, several transgenic reporter lines and models for different human disorders are maintained in these systems. A fully trained animal caretaker is involved in the breeding and care of the fish.

 

Our services include housing and training in basic zebrafish techniques, generation of CRISPR mutants and morphants, patient-derived xenografting, toxicity testing, sperm cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization and biobanking as well as consultancy services.