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Research Infrastructure at KBC

Activities and support of the research 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, equipment and experienced staff. The infrastructures give regular courses for both PhD students and postdocs.

More information about each core facility / research infrastructure can be found on its own webpage.


National infrastructures

Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)

BICU is an interdisciplinary facility providing state-of-the-art imaging technology with affinity measurements

Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden

CBCS Umeå node enables screening and development of bioactive small molecules in all areas of life science

NMR Core facility

Five different spectrometers (360-850 MHz) and provides support for a variety of scientific questions.

Protein Expertise Platform, PEP

PEP offers services and expert advice in bioinformatics, cloning, growth optimisation and protein purification

Swedish Metabolomics Centre (SMC)

SMC is specialized on use of MS-based methods for the analysis of metabolites in different biological systems

Umeå Centre for Electron Microscopy (UCEM)

UCEM is a joint resource for research and higher education in electron microscopy techniques.

Local infrastructures

Svarttjärn, Västerbotten
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

Computational Analytics Support Platform (CASP)

We aim to support researchers understand complex biological systems via the use of data-driven modelling tools

Gas Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS)

Analysis of gaseous products and their stable isotopologues in various samples both in gas and liquid phases

Logotype of Multi-purpose Adaptive X-ray Scattering platform (MAXS), Umeå University
Multi-purpose Adaptive X-ray Scattering platform (MAXS)

MAXS offers state-of-the-art X-ray diffraction, total X-ray scattering, and X-ray reflectometry with several s...


NanoLab is an open-access infrastructure, providing facilities in nano materials characterization.

Trace Analysis Platform (TAP)

Trace analysis of small molecules in complex matrices, such as environmental and biological samples.

Vibrational Spectroscopy Core Facility

An open-access infrastructure, providing Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy and m.

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

XPS Platform provides surface analysis by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) technique

X-ray Diffraction Facility (XRDF)

The XRDF provides services in robotic crystal set-ups, supervised crystal growth, cryo-data collection, high-r...

Latest update: 2022-12-15