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Scientific Infrastructures at KBC

Activities and support of the scientific infrastructures at KBC are coordinated by the KBC Board, the "KBC group". The core facilities and technical platforms provide research projects at Umeå University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Umeå) with state of the art methods and equipment. The infrastructures give regularly courses for both PhD students and postdocs.

During 2012 representatives from KBC group and infrastructures at KBC evaluated the organisation of the scientific infrastructures at KBC. The group presented a proposal for re-organisation and new definitions for the infrastructures, which was later in fall 2012 approved by KBC group.

The new definitions Core Facility, Technical Platform, and User Group are based on the infrastructure's availability, management and internal organisation, participation in teaching, service and boking system, economy, and follow-up as detailed below. The following definitions are now valid for KBC infrastructures.

More information is found about each core facility in its own webpage.

List of Scientific Infrastructures that are affiliated to KBC

Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)
BICU is an interdisciplinary facility providing state-of-the-art imaging technology with affinity measurements
Biogeochemical Analytical Facility (BAF)
The instrument facility for biogeochemical analyses at KBC and EMG
Biopolymer Analytical Platform (BAP)
BAP supports research on cell walls of terrestrial and aquatic plants, and biopolymer materials
Computional Life Science Cluster (CLiC)
CLiC is the bioinformatics Core Facility at Umeå University, Sweden
Research subject: Chemical sciences
Integrated Science Lab (Icelab)
Integrated Science Lab, Icelab, seeks to be a hub for communication and collaboration in the life sciences at Umeå University. We take a modelling...
NanoLab is a classified Class 100 cleanroom located at the department of Physics
This infrastructure is based on a number of spectrometers (360-850 MHz) and provides support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples...
Research subject: Chemical sciences
Swedish Metabolomics Centre Umeå
The Swedish Metabolomics Centre in Umeå, Sweden, is a national infrastructure for metabolomics.
The Mesocosm Facility
The Mesocosm Facility is one of Europe's most modern and advanced.
Trace Analysis Platform (TAP)
The trace analysis platform (TAP) at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University aims to provide state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, user...
Research subject: Chemical sciences
Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)
UCEM is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques.
Vibrational Spectroscopy
An open-access infrastructure, providing Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy and m.
Research subject: Chemical sciences