is headed by Prof. Peter DE DEYN. The Antwerp Biobank at the Institute Born Bunge has built since 1927 a large collection of human brain samples associated with neurological disorders. It provides samples to study Alzheimers disease and related disorders, Parkinsons disease, frontotemporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathies and muscle disorders.
Genetic Service Facility
is headed by Prof. Christine VAN BROECKHOVEN. The Genetic Service Facility is a joint effort of the University of Antwerp and the Flemish interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) to provide high throughput sequencing, genotyping and SNP analysis to academia and industry. It provides an integrated state-of-the-art high throughput genetic screening platform. All processes are highly automated by the use of a robotic platform and a laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Biomedical Microscopic Imaging is headed by Prof. Jean-Pierre TIMMERMANS. Biomedical Microscopic Imaging harbours the latest instrumentation covering all aspects of imaging at cellular and tissue level. It is fully equipped for processing biological specimens towards different types of imaging methods in cell biology, including standard light microscopy, scanning- and transmission electron microscopy, and confocal microscopy.
Bio-Imaging Lab is headed by Prof. Annemie VAN DER LINDEN. The Bio-Imaging Lab combines expertise in non-invasive molecular imaging techniques and neurological research, allowing small animal in vivo imaging. Major instrumentation is composed of three Bruker Biospin MR scanners (two Pharmascan 70/16 and a BioSpec 94/20 USR), and an MR Solutions Benchtop scanner.