Labs at Location - VIB BioImaging Core Ghent
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VIB Bio Imaging Core - Ghent

VIB Bio Imaging Core - Ghent

Travels in space and studies complete three-dimensional information on whole tissue samples

Bio Imaging Core
UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Technologiepark 927
9052 Gent
  • High Quality Bio Imaging
  • Focused on Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM)
  • Correlative Light Electron Microscopy

Decide on your ideal ZEISS microscope in the facilities of our labs@location partner, the VIB BioImaging Core Platform in Ghent.

VIB is a life sciences research institute, based in Flanders, Belgium. We perform basic research with a strong focus on translating scientific results into pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications.


  • CLEM

    Correlative Light Electron Microscopy

    Micro cross section of contamination on implant surface

    3D-EM Reconstruction of part HeLa-Cell

    In the Bio Imaging Core - Ghent we focus on correlative microscopy in 3D. Combining high resolution light microscopy with block face scanning electron microscopy we link functional live cell imaging with structural information at the nanoscale. Using advanced imaging techniques (FRET-FLIM) and backed by a staff of expert microscopists we link function and structure throughout the full spectrum of resolutions from mm to nanometer.

  • Imaging Techniques

    High Quality BioImaging

    The unit is at the forefront of advanced imaging techniques with a high resolution confocal microscope and two scanning electron microscopes, equipped for serial block face imaging. In addition, there is a computing center and a wet lab for specimen preparation with an integrated state-of-the-art flow cytometry core next door.

    • FIB-SEM: Auriga
    • 3View 2 XP: MERLIN

VIB on Ghent Campus

  • Inflammation Research Center
  • Department of Plant Systems Biology
  • Department of Medical Protein Research
  • Institute for Plant Biotechnology Outreach
  • Proteomics Expertise Center
  • Protein Service Facility
  • BioInformatics Training and Service Facility