EU-LIFE partners host 125 small and medium sized research infrastructures, that are typically in the life sciences referred to as core facilities, with more than 820 dedicated staff members that provide a wide spectrum of services to a wide range of internal and external users, both academic and businesses. The range of research infrastructures within EU-LIFE institutes is broad and spans from genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, NMR, to animal, pre-clinical and imaging facilities.  

These facilities provide essential as well as cutting-edge technological support to thousands of researchers on a day-to-day basis across Europe. Moreover, they develop and implement new technologies and train the next generation of scientists. 

Being at the cutting edge of scientific instrumentation and know-how, it is not surprising that EU-LIFE institutes and their core facilities are involved in a number of pan-European research infrastructures incl. ESFRI projects, such as EATRIS, ELIXIR, EuroBioImaging, or Instruct.

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