Groups and scientists in the Cell Observatory often collaborate with external partners and are involved in various initiatives.
The research group of Molecular Cell Biology collaborates with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
The Arts and Genomics Centre attempts to expand the public debate on genomics and frequently uses the Cell Observatory.
The Lorentz centre is an international center for workshops in the sciences, hosted by Universiteit Leiden.Several members of the Cell Observatory are involved in these workshops.
The Cell Observatory has a close collaboration with Leiden University Medical Centre.
Delft, Rotterdam and Leiden. Three nearby cities with a vast expertise in the health sciences and medical technology synergize in the Medical Delta initiative.
The Bioscience initiative organizes the monthly Van Leeuwenhoek lectures, to bring together those engaged in research in various disciplines.
The Netherlands Centre for Electron Nanoscopy is a consortium that intends to create a facility based on a powerful combination two different types of cryo-transmission electron microscopes. The infrastructure is hosted by the Cell Observatory.