The Biomaging Cell and Tissue Core Facility of the Institut Curie (PICT-IBiSA) gathers highly sophisticated equipments and up to date technologies in advanced microscopy. Its main aim is to provide research groups with a workflow of state to the art imaging approaches to study at different scales and with complementary methods molecules, organelles, cells, whole organisms and tissues in normal and pathological states.
Our imaging core facility gathers equipment in advanced light microscopy, high-content screening microscopy (HCS), electron microscopy and chemical mapping.
Our activities :
The platform is open to all researchers, both internal and external to the Institut Curie.
You can contact the PICT facility by sending an email to:
The coordination of the PICT platform is carried out by Olivier Renaud & Daniel Levy.
PICT facility is a multi-site platform located in different units of the Institut Curie, on the Paris campus:
- UMR 144, C. Burg Building
- UMR 168, Pavillon Curie
- UMR 3664, Pavillon Pasteur
- U 934 / UMR 3215, Developmental biology and cancer building
and on the Orsay campus:
For more information on each pole, please click on the images above or on the tabs on the right.
A little about the facility history…
PICT-IBiSA at Institut Curie won official recognition as an operational platform in life sciences (“Cell Imaging” Platforms coordination RIO) in 2003. This recognition has been renewed by the labeling of the PICT by the GIS IBiSA (Infrastructure in biology, health and agronomy – https://www.ibisa.net/) in 2008.
Since 2007, in close collaboration with Nikon France, Nikon BV and other industrial partners, PICT-IBiSA also hosts and administers the Nikon Imaging Centre @ Institut Curie-CNRS (http://nimce.curie.fr/), one of three centers of this kind in Europe, one of the nine, worldwide.
PICT-IBiSA is a member of the consortium France BioImaging (https://france-bioimaging.org/), which aims to represent the national branch of the European ESFRI project, Eurobioimaging.