As part of the Scientific Facilities and Technology Implementation of Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), the Histopathology Unit (HU) has two major roles: provide high quality preparations for microscopic analysis and pathology support to IGC scientists investigating animal models of human disease. The Histopathology Unit is open to all internal groups in IGC but also to associate laboratories, academic institutions and private companies.
As histopathology is a valuable instrument in scientific research, our laboratory, located at the Marco Polo wing, is equipped for three main techniques:
In addition, the in-house experimental pathologist assists in:
Since 2017, high quality image acquisition is also available with a slide scanner (NanoZoomer - SQ Digital Slide Scanner).