Welcome to the iMM's Comparative Pathology Unit Wiki.
Our aim is to provide histology and comparative pathology support to scientists investigating animal models of human disease, and scientists/physicians investigating human disease.
We transform fresh and fixed biological samples (cells, tissue biopsies, organs, whole organisms; from human, mouse, rat, fish, mosquitoes et al.) into thin sections to be viewed under a microscope.
Assistance in animal study design and Pathology assessment, including choice of best fit-for-purpose animal/ disease model/ procedure for the experimental question is done temporarily by Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) , but you can still reach us for the choice of the appropriate method for organ collection, fixation and analysis.
We help our researchers with the initial fixation steps for Electron microscopy and we also provide a line of communication between iMM and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) where the TEM services will be provided.
Please, be welcome to explore our wiki for further information on how to use our facility.