The department has a first-class infrastructure with respect to instrumentation, premises for research, education, and different types of support functions. A substantial part of the instruments are listed in the fully searchable database InstrumentKeeper where information on the instruments their applications and contact persons are provided.
A large fraction of the instruments are organized in platforms and core facilities that in some cases are nodes national and international infrastructures. These offer access to instruments and service and education to a varying degree.
CliC consists of a large number of scientists at several departments at Umeå University and is a node in the national infrastructure Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences (BILS). CLiC provides courses and support in bioinformatics, genomics, and metabolomics.
CBCS is a node in the national infrastructure Chemical Biology Consortium Sweden that is part of Science for Life Laboratories. CBCS provides infrastructure and staff for chemical biology and small molecule screening.
This infrastructure is based on a number of spectrometers (360-850 MHz) and provides support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples using NMR-based techniques. The infrastructure is a node in the national network NMR for Life.
This platform provides service and guidance for all steps required for preparation of proteins.
The platforms offers expertise in crystallography and access to advanced instrumentation and consumables.
The platform provides support for semi-quantitative analysis of all elements (except H and He) in different types of surfaces using electron spectroscopy.
The platform offers state of the art mass spectrometric services for qualitative and quantitative trace measurements of organic compounds, metals and organo-metals as well as isotope-ratio analyses of trace gasses.
The infrastructure provides several instruments and service for Fourier transform infrared, Raman, and micro spectroscopy.