Apart from the 15 research groups that are dedicated to their own research, SILS contains 2 expertise centres that contribute to the research in- and outside of SILS with valuable technological expertise.
van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy (LCAM)
Director Prof. Dorus Gadella and Group leader Dr Erik Manders
The goal of the van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy-FNWI is to boost Life Sciences research using (optical) microscopy techniques. This expertise centre facilitates molecular cellular studies by providing support in translating biological questions into microscopy approaches and by providing state-of-the-art microscopy (training) infrastructure for researchers. Because of this integrated expertise and advanced instrumentation, the centre has triggered significant collaborative research projects both within and outside SILS.
Micro Array Department
Project manager Dr Timo Breit
The MAD: Dutch Genomics Service & Support Provider (previously known as MicroArray Department; www.dutchgenomics.nl). The MAD is the genomics and transcriptomics expertise center of the University of Amsterdam. We perform omics (microarray & next-generation sequencing) technology research as well as operate as worldwide transcriptomics service provider and support partner for academic and industrial research & development projects. For this we have a multidisciplinary team of about 17 experts in the fields of: Biology, Bioinformatics, Applied Statistics, Informatics, and e-Science.