La unidad de vectores virales en el CNIC (en adelante VVf) es un recurso tecnológico diseñado para dar servicio los investigadores que estén interesados en el uso de vectores para transferencia de genes.
The Microscopy Unit provides state-of-the-art optical and fluorescence microscopy technologies to CNIC scientists. Several bright field, wide field, confocal and multiphoton microscopes are available for multicolor immunofluorescence imaging and for a variety of live-cell and in-tissue studies.
The Transgenesis Unit (TU) has, as main objective, the production of genetically engineered mice by artificially introducing foreign DNA molecules into their genomes (the so called transgenic mice) and supply them, as required, to the different CNIC scientific groups in accordance with their research need.
The Advanced Imaging Unit (AIU), established in early 2012, is a multidisciplinary group working on the development of new imaging applications and molecular imaging tools that will expand knowledge of the molecular and cellular events underlying cardiovascular disease.
The three core areas of the AIU’s research and service are:
The Genomics Unit is dedicated to providing high-quality genomics technology and support to the scientific community at the CNIC and beyond. Currently the Unit specializes in the use of second generation sequencing (NGS) technologies for genome analysis by means of Illumina sequencers.
La unidad de tecnología de células pluripotentes tiene como ojectivo desarrollar una metodología capaz de responder de manera eficiente y adecuada a la demanda de los diferentes Departamento del CNIC cuyo proyectos impliquen la manipulación de células madre embrionarias (mES) y la creación de ratones genéticamente modificados por recombinación homologa.
The CNIC Proteomics Unit offers support to researchers from the CNIC and other institutions, both public and private. The Unit´s work centres on the separation, identification, quantification and characterisation of proteins in biological systems by multidimensional liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry-based proteomics analysis.
The Cellomics Unit, specialized in cellular analysis techniques, has the primary objective of providing the latest Flow Cytometry and High Content Screening (HCS) technologies, as well as providing computational tools for image-based scientific applications to the CNIC.
The Clinical Trials Coordination Unit and Clinical Research with Medicines and Sanitary Products (UCEC) will be key to CNIC to reinforce its actions in clinical research in the cardiovascular area, particularly in clinical trials.
The CNIC Bioinformatics Unit is devoted to providing CNIC researchers with ad-hoc, state-of-the-art bioinformatics and computational biology solutions to enhance their research.
The mission of the comparative medicine unit at the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC by its Spanish acronym) is to advance knowledge and improve health and well-being of humans and animals through a service of excellence to the investigator.