Head of Core Facility
Karolina Pircs, PhD

Core Facility Address
Basic Medical Science Center
Institute of Translational Medicine
Semmelweis University
0.112 laboratory room
D part, ground floor
Tűzoltó street. 37–47.
1094 Budapest

Contact E-mail
to: Ágnes Varga, PhD
cc: Karolina Pircs, PhD

Number of staff

Quality Control
ISO 9001

What we offer

  • Generation of lentiviral vectors (overexpression of cDNA, shRNA, miRNA, etc.)
    • Design and cloning
    • Production, titration and quality control (QC) of viral vectors
  • Generation of CRISPR/CAS9 lentiviral vectors for gene modification, gene therapy CRISPR KO, CRISPRi (CRISPR interference), CRISPRa (CRISPR activation)
    • Design and cloning
    • Production, titration and quality control (QC) of viral vectors


Why work with us

  • Unique service for academic researchers in the country
    (only available at Our University)





  • BSL-2 cell culturing laboratory with Biobase Class II A2 Biological Safety Cabinet
    4 pcs. CCL-170B-8 CelCulture Incubator 170L IR Sensor CO2 Control ULPA, Moist Heat Decon 230VAC 50/60HZ incubators (with GASGUARD 3250)
    SW-32TI  Beckman&Coulter Rotor for Ultracentrifugation
    734-3333 EVE™ Plus automata cell counter
    Bio-Rad CFX Opus 384 Real-Time PCR System
    VWR Chemi Premium gel-documentation system
    Nuer -86C Ultralow Freezer wit HC
    Pipettig robot: 96 Channel Disposable Tip Head; ST Liquid handling pipetting head for use with Agilent Liquid Handling Station
    NanoDrop OneC Spectrophotometer
    ThawSTAR CFT2 Automated Thawing System (BIOL-AST-601)
    Zeiss Axiovert 40 CFL Inverted Fluorescence Phase Contrast Microscope Pred Axio Vert.A1
    VWR Mega Star 600R refrigerated centrifuge
    VWR Micro Star 30R refrigerated microcentrifuge



  • Gábor Juhász (Momentum-BRC)
  • Lajos Kemény (HCEMM-SU)
  • Ákos Zsembery (SU)
  • Zoltán Benyó (SU)
  • Zoltán Giricz (SU)