All Bacterial imaging Cluster (BIC) equipment must be booked in ITQB-NOVA's internal booking system before use, a valid ITQB-NOVA user account is required for login. Direct booking links for each equipment can be found below.

External users interested in utilizing our equipment must contact BIC to discuss reservations and charges. External users from fellow Platform of Portuguese Bio-Imaging (PPBI) institutions may have reduced charges.  Please note BIC does not provide image acquisition services, our goal is to train and assist users during their own image acquisition.

Before booking any equipment for the first time users must receive official training from a member of BIC. Please contact us at BIC to schedule your training.

Sporadic users are encouraged to read our user guides or request support from a member of BIC before using an equipment after long periods of not utilizing it.


Booking Rules

  • Only book the necessary time for your experiments, these are common equipment with many different users.
  • If you are not utilizing you booking slot:
    • Contact the user before so they do not leave the system on for you;
    • Inform the next user they can start earlier;
    • Turn off the system yourself. 
  • Some equipment have stricter booking rules, please check the equipment's page to make sure you comply. 



All bookings for BIC equipment must be done through Agendo. New users must register an account utilizing their ITQB email account. If you encounter any issues please contact BIC.


External Users

Users from outside ITQB-NOVA are required to fill out an application through Euro-Bioimaging. To ensure a more streamlined process please contact us at BIC so we can assist in the submission of the Euro-Bioimaging application.