The SIGNALIFE institutes have developed state-of-the-art technology platforms with open access for all local scientists:

– Imaging Facilities through the multi-site MICA Platform (, providing access to optical microscopy including bright field and fluorescence microscope, live cell microscopy (both wide-field and confocal), TIRF and confocal microscopy, laser-capture microdissection and electron microscopy, facilities for image analysis (deconvolution, 3D rendering and animation) and several flow cytometers and cell sorters.

– Functional Genomics Platform ( equipped with microarrays and New Generation sequencing facilities in Sophia-Antipolis and Nice associated with bioinformatics developments.

– Proteomics facilities ( located on 3 sites providing with multiple mass spectrometry and proteomics equipments.

– A Biobank, located in Nice Hospital providing high quality, ethically obtained biospecimens to support research and closely associated with genotyping and molecular pathology laboratory.

– Several histology platforms providing advices and training for all histological studies

– Animal units and experimental facilities for various animal models