Core Facilities

IBEC provides its researchers with extensive research facilities and a scientific–technical infrastructure distributed over interdisciplinary open lab spaces. IBEC’s Core Facilities are designed and managed to facilitate research and promote the interaction and exchange of knowledge between IBEC scientists from different fields of expertise.

Space and resources shouldn’t be a concern in the day-to-day work of our researchers. An important part of the work of IBEC’s Core Facilities is managing this crucial area and facilitating it. Our researchers share not only the lab space itself but also equipment, bench space and qualified technical staff, thereby helping reducing research costs.

Apart from routine laboratory equipment (Common Core Basics), Core Facilities provides additional sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment to support the groups’ research. They are distributed in four different categories: MicroFabSpace (open to external institutions and companies), BioSpace, ChemSpace and Microscopy Characterization (partially open to external institutions and companies).

Dr. Isabel Oliveira | Head of Core Facilities
Dr. Teresa Galan | MicroFabSpace and Microscopy Characterization Facilities Coordinator
Judit Linacero | Microscopy and MicroFabSpace Characterization Facilities Technician
Sandra Segura | Microscopy and MicroFabSpace Characterization Facilities Technician
Albert Rigat | Microscopy and MicroFabSpace Characterization Facilities Technician
David Izquierdo | Research Infrastructures & Layouts Technician
Ramona Bravo | Laboratory Technician
Esther Campanales | Laboratory Technician
Laura Gómez | Laboratory Technician
Inma Moreno | Laboratory Technician



  • nanbiosisMicroFabSpace and SEM are included in MINECO’s updated ICTS (Infraestructuras Científicas y Técnicas Singulares) map as part of NANBIOSIS, an integrated platform for research-oriented medical applications.
    In 2018 the accreditation of NANBIOSIS with ICTS was renewed (see news here).
    Watch a video about NANBIOSIS here.
  • IBEC’s Core Facilities is listed on BioCores@BCN, an online tool to help scientists and other customers find the local scientific service, technique or equipment they need for their biomedical or life sciences research. (CRG/Core for Life).