Four technology platforms provide state-of-the-art equipment, technical know-how and cutting-edge expertise to support the research, teaching and service to society provided by more than 400 scientists at the Earth and Life Institute in the field of life and earth sciences.

AgroLouvain-Services platform (PALS)

The Agro-Louvain Services platform brings services and expertise related to a wide range of topics : agriculture, environment, forestry and agri-food.

COllectionS of Micro-OrganimS (COSMIOS)

This platform manages and promotes collections of micro-organisms (including viruses and phages), bringing together more than 50,000 isolates of prokaryotic and eukaryotic micro-organisms


The MOCA platform proposes physico-chemical analyses of complex mineral and organic matrices: water, soil and sediments, waste, biomass, food, living organisms, samples from biotechnological and...

SEFY - Plant Cultivation Facilities

The SEFY platform is first and foremost 2000 m2 of cultivation area divided into greenhouses and phytotrons.