Bacterial Imaging Cluster


Imaging microbes in order to understand them


The Bacterial Imaging Cluster (BIC) is a bio-imaging platform hosted at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB-NOVA), providing its scientific research community with advanced microscopy equipment and Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS). Our aim is to train and support the users utilizing our equipment for imaging biological events at molecular and cellular scales in their organism of study. While our main expertise is the imaging of fixed and living bacterial organisms we endeavor to support scientists from every scientific area.


Remember to Acknowledge PPBI-BIC

When you use our equipment please remember to add the following to your acknowledgements!  

This work was partially supported by PPBI - Portuguese Platform of BioImaging (PPBI-POCI-01-0145-FEDER-022122) co-funded by national funds from OE - "Orçamento de Estado" and by european funds from FEDER - "Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional".


National and Regional Networks

The ITQB-NOVA Bacterial Imaging Cluster belongs to the Plataforma Portuguesa de Bio-Imagem (PPBI) and COLife networks. This allows users easier access to technology and/or expertise that is currently not available at ITQB-NOVA BIC but is available in other member research institutions. Reach out for further information!

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 All Bacterial Imaging Cluster system bookings, training and assistance are managed through Agendo.




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