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Extended RNA Analysis (ERA) Facility


Service facilities are open to (inter)national (non)VUB academic institutions and to non-academic institutions

Overview core


RNA in situ hybridization & immunostaining

Multiplexed Immuno-Profiling

Image acquisition

Image analysis

Liquid Handling & qPCR



"Thanks to RNAscope performed at VUB, we were able to study in situ expression of the stem cell marker LGR5 in human colon, which would otherwise be impossible given the lack of reliable LGR5 antibodies."

A. Munoz, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas "Alberto Sols", CSIC-UAM, Madrid


"We got a pretty positive experience with Yves' Team. The experiments were performed in a short time and we obtained very clear staining. RNAscope results were important to confirm our findings. Ultimately, Yves provided interesting advise and was very collaborative and available to answer our questions."

P. Jacquemin, de Duve Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels


“In collaboration with ACDBio and VUB, our laboratory designed a custom RNAscope probe against a target (Slc7a11/xCT) for which specific antibodies were lacking. The very first trial was succesfull and we moved on further to develop a fluorescent multiplex assay aiming at identifying the cellular expression.”

C. Nicaise, Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences, Université de Namur, Namur