Agilent R&D will be updating the code base on the iLab Canada instance this Friday, April 16th at 8 PM (UTC). iLab sites will be unavailable for about 3 hours, during the update. Additional details can be found on the Agilent Status Page

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Welcome to the HMLS Research Core Facilities Management System


This web-based scheduling and ordering tool (“iLab”) is used to manage seven of the shared research core facilities at Heidelberg University and University Hospital. These facilities provide access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, expert staff, and specialized scientific services. They are open to all Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences (HMLS) researchers, other Heidelbeerg campus institutions and several of them also provide services or access to instrumentation to external academic, non-profit, and for-profit researchers. 

You can browse through the services and instrumentation from the Core Facilities tab, or search for them in the Search Core Facilities tab.


Sign-up and Login

In order to use the core facilities managed via this system, you will need to establish an account. You can do that by following the "sign-up" link in the upper right corner of this page. If you do not already have an account in the system, you will be asked for the required information, including selecting your PI to establish your membership in a research group.

Non-HMLS users with existing iLab accounts can use the "Login" link in the upper-right corner of this page and login using their iLab credentials. 

New users should use the "sign-up" link to establish a new account.




List of Core Facilities currently using iLab:

  • Core Facility for Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics
  • Metabolomics Core Technology Platform
  • Deep Sequencing Core Facility
  • Flow Cytometry and FACS Core Facility
  • Interdisciplinary Neurobehavioral Core
  • nCounter Core Facility


We will keep you updated on further news on this webpage!



Vendor helpsite for core customers

Vendor helpsite for PIs and lab managers

Vendor helpsite for core facility staff



Website University of Heidelberg

Website University Hospital Heidelberg

Website HMLS - Field of Focus 1

iLab Cores at Universität Heidelberg

Cores at Universität Heidelberg

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Core Facility for Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics

Dr. Thomas Ruppert t.ruppert[at] 0049-6221-546895
Deep Sequencing Core Facility

David Ibberson kd121[a] 06221 54 51359 / 51369
Electron Microscopy Core Facility

Dr. Stefan Hillmer 06221 546365
Flow Cytometry and FACS Core Facility

Dr. Monika Langlotz +49 6221 546843
Metabolomics Core Technology Platform

Dr. Gernot Poschet +49 (6221) 54-5536

Cores at UniversitätsKlinikum Heidelberg

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Interdisciplinary Neurobehavioral Core

Dr. Claudia Pitzer +4962211858504; +49178 54 88744
nCounter Core Facility

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Beate Niesler 0049 (6221) 56-35274

non-iLab Cores at Universität Heidelberg

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
CellNetworks Math-Clinic +49 6221 54-51435
Lipidomics Facility

Prof. Dr. Britta Brügger +49 6221 54-5326
Protein Crystallization Platform

Dr. Jürgen Kopp +49 6221 54-4481
Nikon Imaging Center @ Universität Heidelberg

Dr. Ulrike Engel +49 6221 54-5652