Research Support Division

Research at the ICN2 is assisted by the Research Support Division, a centralised infrastructure that provides shared access to specialised equipment, services and expertise. It offers ICN2 research groups and neighbouring centres a broad range of advanced services for the development of new methods, materials and instruments, and in doing so it fosters multidisciplinary collaborations within the institute and beyond. Led by Dr Gustavo Ceballos, the division is made up of three Research Support Units and a series of Core Research Facilities. It is staffed with highly-qualified scientists and technicians with diverse skillsets, who bring added value to the ICN2 and all of its research groups.

Research support units

Led by scientists with extensive research experience, the units develop novel experimental equipment, setups and techniques. Their combined expertise enables the ICN2 research groups to conduct experiments at the frontier of science in a way that would not be possible without specialised support.

Core research facilities

The Core Research Facilities constitute a body of specialised equipment, technologies and services. Very much service-oriented, these facilities are run by highly-qualified personnel and allow ICN2 scientists to efficiently and cost-effectively meet their ambitious research goals.