- X-ray crystallography
- 600MHz NMR facility
- crystallization robot
- phosphorimaging service
- transgenic mouse, Xenopus and Drosophila facilities
- Xenopus and zebrafish aquaria
- GM glasshouse
- controlled environment rooms for GM plants and insects
- Microscopy and Analysis Suite includes electron and atomic force microscopes and a Bioimaging Suite for confocal, FACS and calcium imaging
- stopped-flow kinetics
- CD spectroscopy
- dedicated molecular biology server
- micro-array reader
- robotics platform
- bioinformatics support
- tissue culture for plant and mammalian cells
Labs and equipment
Our buildings provide world-class, cutting-edge facilities to our students and staff:
- 4 South, completely refurbished at a cost of £5m
- 3 South, built at a cost of £4m
- Bioscience services building used by researchers in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmacy & Pharmacology, completed in September 2007, at a total cost of £4M, including state-of-the art facilities for transgenics and for in vivo pharmacology including behavioural studies
All laboratories are purpose-designed to a high standard. The buildings include a multi-purpose central area with a coffee bar, a reading room, an 80-seater seminar room and two 10-seater meeting rooms.
In addition there are extensive glasshouses including:
- a GM glasshouse
- GM controlled environment rooms for plants and insects
- anaerobic chambers
- a central media, sterilisation, decontamination and washing up facilit
- a central stores including deep-frozen reagents from major manufacturers
Many of our facilities are centrally managed by the Microscopy and Analysis Suite (MAS) and the Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility (CCAF) with a wide range of techniques available and staffed by dedicated research officers.
The MAS have a Bioimaging Suite which includes two confocal microscopes, an LSM510 and an LSM510meta, an electron microscopy suite with transmission, scanning, STEM and atomic force microscopes, and facilities for live-cell calcium imaging.
Research students are also able to access a Biotechnology course which provides a range of training, including elements of entrepreneurship. Additionally, we encourage and financially support students wishing to visit other institutions in order to learn new techniques.