Who are we

The Technology Cluster of the Toulouse Cancer Research Centre (CRTC) has been based on the Oncopole site in Toulouse since July 2014.

The decision taken by Frédéric Lopez, the Cluster Manager, to group several technology platforms so as to enable their “collegial” operation and thus the sharing of facilities and resources makes this site unique in Toulouse.
Ten engineers can offer technical skills in a broad range of areas:

– Proteomics (biochemical and mass spectrometry methods) and molecular interactions (Biacore technology)
– Flow cytometry and cell sorting
– Imaging (confocal microscope and video microscope)

– Irradiator Xrad Smart

– Vectorology (biosafety L3 laboratory)
– Transcriptomics
– Bioinformatics
– INSERM Biological Resource Centre for Blood Malignancies in the Midi-Pyrénées Region (HIMIP).

Their mission is to provide you with support for your projects regarding:

– Their design,
– The conduct of experiments,
– Training in the use of freely accessible specific equipment,
– The interpretation and presentation of results, and
– The compilation and dissemination of publications.

A Technology Watch Committee made up of engineers from the Cluster and research scientists or support staff (ITA) from CRCT teams, has the task of establishing a general strategy for the Cluster’s development (review of equipment requirements, funding, etc.).

Operation of the Technology Cluster is governed by a Charter that has been approved by the CRCT’s managers and team leaders.


>Technology Cluster Charter


Biological Resource Centre
Cytometry and Cell Sorting
Genomics and Transcriptomics
Cellular Imaging
Irradiator Xrad Smart
Production of  monoclonal antibodies
    Proteomics and   Molecular Interactions