Other Infrastructural and Research Networks
Core Facility BioSupraMol
In recent years the equipment for the analysis of biomacromolecular and supramolecular compounds has been grouped into priority units and networked. Further progress was made in networking the units with external partners at regional and international levels. BioSupraMol emerged from this as an independent Core Facility, consisting at present of five units.
The aim of the Core Facility is, to help scientists and students of the Freie Universität Berlin, in particular those of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy at the FU Berlin as well as external scientists in solving complex analytical issues by an experienced staff.
Research Building SupraFAB (in operation April 2021)
In 2015, Freie Universität successfully garnered financial support for a new research building, which will be situated in the center of its natural science campus in Berlin-Dahlem. The new research building for „supramolecular functional architectures at biointerfaces“ (SupraFAB) will be completed early 2021 and opened in the same year. The long-term objectives of research in SupraFAB focus on the molecular understanding of the function of neuronal communication and pathogen-cell interactions at biointerfaces. The new building will offer special infrastructure and large-scale scientific instruments for biointerface analytics, as well as highly specialized laboratories, clean room and biosafety labs (BSL2) for biointerface related research. SupraFAB will be home to 110 scientists, including newly appointed researchers and JRGs.
The new research building SupraFAB will closely interact with the Core Facility BioSupraMol and offers new state-of-the-art infrastructure for (bio)surface characterization, like solid state NMR and advanced Optical- and Electron-Microscopy.