Core Facility at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Core Facility at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Linköping University is a research infrastructure and consists of several platforms that provide a cost-effective access to advanced instrumentation, training, consulting and qualified specialized services withing following areas: Mass Spectrometry; Flow Cytometry and CyTOF Mass Cytometry; Molecular biology; Microscopy; and Bioinformatics. Core Facility is a collaboration between the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Region Östergötland. Our specialized laboratories are equipped with unique, usually state-of-the-art, instruments and services, and managed by scientists with the technical expertise and research experience to help another researcher. Core Facility is open to all internal and external research groups.

Management and staff

Vesa Loitto | Head of Core Facility |
Ana Maria Carrasco Del Amor | Mass Spectrometry |
Mouna Tababi | Molecular Biology |
Åsa Schippert | Molecular Biology |
Vesa Loitto | Microscopy and Image Processing |
Maria Ntzouni | Electron Microscopy and Histology |
Mikael Pihl | Flow Cytometry and CyTOF |
Jörgen Adolfsson | Flow Cytometry and CyTOF |
Jyotirmoy Das | Bioinformatics |
Massimiliano Volpe | Bioinformatics |

Location and Link

Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Campus US     Core Facility, LiU

Access to the Core Facility resources

Prior to booking and using the facility resources, new and prospective users must consult with the Core Facility staff concerning operating policies, training, access to our laboratories and discuss the specifics of the experiments. We are available to advise users regarding proper sample preparation for various applications and can provide relevant experimental protocols. Established users sign up for instrument time via booking calendar. Core Facility personnel can assist with acquisition setup and provide troubleshooting assistance. Development of new applications is encouraged, and research collaboration is feasible. After your experiment has been completed, the Core Facility personnel may assist you with the analysis of the results and manuscript preparations if requested. Training sessions are available for large-scale projects.


All users must acknowledge the Core Facility in publications that include data generated at the Core Facility.

What to always include:

“We acknowledge the Core Facility at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linköping University for providing assistance in [technology...].”

Significant help from a specific researcher at the Core Facility and acknowledgement by name:

“The authors thank Dr [name] at the Core Facility at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linköping University for [support and guidance in…].”

Substantial contributions that merit co-authorship of papers

If scientists from the Core Facility contribute more than routine techniques and when they make a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a research study, they should be co-authors of papers that use these data. These applies to: (1) Intellectual contribution, concept, design of project, critical input, and original ideas: (2) Data analysis and interpretation, preparation of figures and tables for publications; (3) Write a portion of the paper, draft the article, or revise it critically for intellectual content. Authorship is preferably established at the beginning of the project so that both the user e.g. the PI and the Core Facility researcher are aware of each other’s criteria.

Charging for services does not preclude acknowledgement for support or co-authorship

Steering Committee

Martin Hallbeck, Chairman
Mathilda Björk
Henrik Green
Karin Öllinger
Colum Walsh
Maria Turkina
Jörgen Adolfsson
Per Magnusson
Per Hammarström
Eva Swahn
Vesa Loitto

Other Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Vesa Loitto
Director of the Core Facility
013-28 25 98
Building 462, entrance 54/71, floor 10, Campus US

Service list

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Bioinformatics (10)
Electron microscopy (1)