Core Facilities

Core facilities are service units with special equipment and special competences. They offer services to researchers at Aarhus University, but also to researchers from other universities, hospitals etc. The core facilities are specialised within their respective areas, so that they can improve quality and efficiency.



The Department of Clinical Medicine has several animal facilities located adjacent to the various research facilities. It is possible to house a range of different species here.

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The biochemical research unit is a core facility for biomedical research support. This includes the taking of blood samples, sample preparation, analyses of samples (ongoing or batch), and shipping of samples to other laboratories. We are ready to provide support for your research project from 07:00 to 23:00 all days of the week year-round. The service also includes counselling, information, and on-site inspection possibilities.

Read more about Biochemical Research Unit (in Danish)


CML has a wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaboration with health and natural scientific fields, in particular. We have expertise in micro imaging, telemetry, physiology sensors, hyperbaric physiology and 3D printing. Everyone with an interest is welcome to contact us.

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The FACS core facility is equipped with two FACSAria IIIs and one MoFlo Astrios. We also have two analysers at our disposal; a LSRFortessa with 4 lasers as well as a NovoCyte with 3 lasers. Facility users also have access to a combined microscope and flow cytometer – an ImageStream. We provide services to researchers at Aarhus University, other universities, business and industry.

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Our highly specialised endocrinology and diabetes laboratory carries out advanced metabolic examinations of healthy volunteers and patients, develops hormone analyses for improved diagnostics and treatment, sets-up cell and tissue models to clarify cellular disease processes and works with biomarker research for identification of e.g. late-diabetic complications and cardiovascular disease. All Danish universities and hospitals can use our services.

Read more about the Medical Research Laboratories


The research unit for offers equipment and expertise regarding mass spectrometric protein analysis (proteomics; LC-MS/MS) as well as mitochondrial function (SeaHorse; NucleoCounter) and signalling (LC-MS/MS), and we also offer collaboration on projects that include these areas.

Read more about the Research Unit for Molecular Medicine


MOMA has equipment and experience of many molecular-biological analyses, including Next Generation Sequencing (RNA and DNA) and digital droplet PCR and qPCR methylation profiles. MOMA performs fee for service projects on NGS equipment (Miseq and Nextseq), where MOMA delivers data files in an approved quality. MOMA also participates in collaborative projects, primarily when these fall within MOMA’s research field.

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The MR Centre offers scanning facilities for pre-clinical and clinical studies of biomedicine and bioscience – including special dynamic organ function measurements and detailed metabolic tissue measurements in connection with diseases.

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The surgical research laboratories offer operation and laboratory facilities for both research and education. The unit has a wide range of contacts and everyone with an interest in research and education is welcome to contact us.

Read more about the Surgical Research Laboratories (in Danish)


TNU undertakes breeding and detailed phenotyping of modern psychiatric animal models. Techniques such as advanced behavioural characterisation, microdialysis, biomarker analysis, hplc, protein analysis, gene expression, and microscopy/stereology are available. In addition, TNU houses the collection of brains at Aarhus University. Everyone with an interest is welcome to contact us.

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