The Bio-Imaging Lab is actively supported by the University of Antwerp to facilitate collaborative projects between different academic research groups.

Together with the Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp we have a core facility that brings together key preclinical imaging expertise and facilities within the UAntwerp. The equipment makes it possible to make virtual sections through a living laboratory animal enabling to quantitatively monitor various anatomical, morphological, physiological and molecular processes over time in the same animal. In addition to the in‐vivo multi‐modal imaging systems, there is also access to a Bioluminescence/Fluorescence camera, animal monitoring, microsurgery and a radioprotected laboratory animal animalarium.


We are open to joint research collaborations within the University of Antwerp, national or international research institutes/universities and seek to provide services in MRI/MRS/BLI. These projects are typically consolidated within (double) PhD grants and any other type of mutual grants.

Collaborations are initiated by sending an informal pre-inquiry, briefly describing the aim of the study, requested experiments, species, number of animals (if applicable) to

Upon positive evaluation of the pre-inquiry, a detailed application by completing the ONLINE FORM is requested.