The Research Support Services (Nucleus) closed the 2016 fiscal year with a 240.000-euro surplus.
Excellent news which shows that although the budgets have been reduced at the cause of the crisis, we can see how we have created incomes in a way that significantly optimizes resources and avoids bureaucracy, sharing infrastructures, working on new projects and being on the scientific forefront. This Service was created in 2013, with the thought of giving support to research and diagnosis, as well as offering training activities. Now, with the gained surplus, we can employ more staff, this makes us feel very satisfied.
A total of 500 users from different research groups, in both public and private domains, have used Nucleus Services, providing around 25.000 analysis, as stated by the Service director, Julia Almeida. Nucleus provides services such as Elemental Analysis, Chromatography and Mass, Stable Isotope Analysis, Preparation of Rocks, X-ray diffraction and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the Instrumental Techniques Sector; with ADN Bank Services, Animal Testing, Transgenesis, Herbarium, Radioactive Isotopes and Radioprotection, Cellular Separation in the Field of Biological Resources, as well as Microscopy, Cytometry, DNA Sequencing and Bioinformatics in the Field of Bimolecular Characterization, Image and Bioinformatics.