BioISI equipment that is used by several groups (internal, external, industry) is organized into shared facilities, run by service staff in a cost effective way. Up-to-date facilities constitute an important instrument to recruit the most talented young scientists and significantly contribute to advanced training: PhD, MSc students, workshops.
The goals of BioISI facilities
1. Providing excellent services with state-of-the-art equipment, user support and appropriate computational infrastructure;
2. Turning BioISI into a key player in the creation and operation of the next generation of biological research infrastructures within ULisboa;
3. Making lab available to society initiative goals (FabLabs as proposed by the PRP-National Reform Plan for Portugal) by which citizens, companies, researchers and public institutions work together (in co-creation) to innovate faster and more effectively.
Current BioISI facilities cover the following areas
BioImaging: hosting fluorescence wide-field and confocal, electron microscopy and automated microscopy
Physics: hosting several high-resolution techniques (SQUID magnetometry, Mössbauer spectroscopy, magneto-optic Kerr effect, atomic force microscopy, etc.)
Computing (data management system): organized and run by BioISI jointly with other FCUL centres.