Information Stands

The following services for researchers will present themselves by means of a poster or information stand.

Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms (BCCM)

BCCM is a Belgian non-profit consortium of 7 biological resource centres, 3 of which are linked to Ghent University. The BCCM collections acquire, preserve and distribute microbial and genetic resources (bacteria, diatoms, plasmids, fungi, yeast). Materials deposited in the public collections are available to researchers worldwide. Alternatively, your valuable resources can be stored as a confidential deposit (private backup, patented materials etc., also for human and animal cell lines). Additionally, BCCM offers training and a range of identification and characterization services.

For more information: Look at the website of the Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Micro-organisms

Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy

The Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy facilitates high quality research in Life Sciences by providing access to advanced light microscopy infrastructure and expertise at Ghent University. We offer a broad range of state-of-the-art light microscopes (wide field, confocal, spinning disk, high content, laser capture microdissection and custom-build microscopes) that are frequently used in life science research. In combination with extensive expertise in a broad variety of light microscopy techniques (molecular dynamics, spectral imaging, microdissection, ….) we provide full support from experimental design and training, to data acquisition and data analysis.

For more information: Look at the website of the Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy

Centre for Statistics (Ghent University)

The Ghent University Center for Statistics (CvS) is a university-wide expert center that offers training and consultancy in (statistical) data analysis. CvS services include:

  • FIRE (Fostering Innovative Research based on Evidence), offering statistical consultancy to Ghent University PhD students and postdocs. Up to two consults are free.
  • Stat-Gent Crescendo, offering (paid) statistical consultancy to professionals from the academic, public and the private sector.

In addition, the center offers applied statistical courses through the Institute for Continuing Education in Sciences (ICES) and plays an active role in FLAMES, Flanders’ training network for methodology and statistics. Advanced courses are taught in the subsequent Master in Statistical Data-Analysis.  CvS itself also (co)organizes ad hoc specialized courses and symposia, for instance an upcoming  one week seasonal school @UGent on Clinical Trials design and analysis in the week of September 14, 2020.  

For more information:: Look at the website of the Centre for Statistics

Core Research Facilities at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Providing high-quality and innovative research facilities to all researchers at the Faculty of Medicine, the University and beyond. Actual available CORE facilities are Flow Cytometry, Infinity (preclinical in-vivo imaging) and the Animal Facility. More facilities in the pipeline.  A central CORE Facility Management Software enables optimal availability, maintenance, Quality Control and monitoring of facilities. This enables a real rationalisation of investments in both equipment and support staff, and an optimal use of resources.

For more information: Look at the website of the Core Research Facilities at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (Only in Dutch)

Data steward team at Ghent University

The data steward team provides information and training for Research Data Management (RDM). Our team facilitates and promotes good RDM practices and helps Ugent researchers make their research data secure, findable, accessible and reusable. This service by the University Library also includes support when writing a Data Management Plan (DMP).

For more information: Look at the website of  Research Data Management at Ghent University  or contact

Doctoral Schools

The Doctoral Schools support doctoral students during their research training at Ghent University by organising specialist courses (to provide advanced expert training in the own field) and transferable skills seminars (to develop a broader range of research-related skills). The doctoral student can compose his/here own flexible curriculum. The Doctoral Schools also organize various information sessions, create a community feel amongst researchers, and send out a regular newsletter.

For more information: Look at the website of the Doctoral Schools

Health, Innovation and Research Institute at Ghent University Hospital

The Health Innovation and Research Institute at Ghent University Hospital is a leading knowledge and expertise center for translational biomedical research and innovation with a multidisciplinary management and a broad local, national and international network. It consists of five units and provides the following services:

  • The Clinical trials Unit provides help with submission and registration, monitoring and project management of clinical trials.
  • The Datamanagement Unit provides support and advice in Biomedical Research Data Management.
  • The Contract Unit reviews your contract proposal according to our legal standards.
  • The Innovation and Valorization Unit provides advice on funding applications, valorisation and intellectual property.
  • The Bioresource Center Ghent is the central high quality biobank facility of UZ Gent and knowledge center for all aspects (practical, ethical, legal) related to sample collection, storage and distribution

For more information: Look at the website of the  Health, Innovation and Research Institute at Ghent University Hospital

One Health platform (Ghent University)

From interdisciplinary research to interspecies health applications.

At Ghent University several research groups have expertise and technologies that can be the basis of new health applications. The goal of the One Heath platform is to evaluate these new technologies for applications in multiple species and to coordinate proof of concept studies that benefit human, animal and/or plant health. The involved disciplines and technologies are animal and human health, plant biotechnology, bio-engineering (sensors, medical devices), big data and artificial intelligence.

For more information: Contact

Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent

The Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent is the knowledge centre of the faculty of ‘Medicine and Health Sciences’, the faculty of ‘Pharmaceutical Sciences’ and Ghent University Hospital. The knowledge centre provides support and services on scientific information for various user groups like students, physicians, researchers and staff. Additionally, external visitors such as patients and their relatives are also welcome in the knowledge centre. The support is adapted to needs of the various users groups. The knowledge centre organizes workshops, information sessions and integrated courses and gives individual support, for example when writing a systematic review. A bilingual website provides the user with information about training and events, collection and about the process of searching, processing and publishing of scientific information.

For more information: Look at the website of the Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent

Student Councils

The student councils (StuGG, StuFF and DSR) of the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, represent the different studies within their faculty and support the two-way communication between the faculty and the different student organisations.

For more information: Look at the website of StuGG, StuFF and DSR (Only in Dutch)

The Proteomics Core

The VIB-UGent Proteomics Core (PRC) provides contemporary mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics services to academic and non-academic users. Located at the VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology in Ghent, Belgium, the PRC offers three main types of proteomics applications in modern life sciences: shotgun analyses, affinity purification mass spectrometry (AP-MS) and mapping common protein post-translational modifications. Next to these routine applications, custom services include the identification of proteolytic processing sites, the development of targeted proteomics assays (e.g. by SRM/PRM) and mass determination of intact proteins. The PRC is operated by an experienced, international team and operates under permanently surveilled conditions. Our instruments run 24/7 and allow to process several 100s of samples/month. The facility is ready to deliver high quality services at all times, encompassing every step of a proteomics experiment. Users are guided from sample collection to data analysis and are assisted by the PRC team to formulate biological conclusions that are easy to interpret for the non-proteomics expert.

For more information: Look at the website of The VIB-UGent Proteomics Core (PRC)