Facilities and Equipment

Within the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism, there are five physiology testing rooms, equipped with medical beds and phlebotomy chairs for different types of studies and analyses. These testing rooms are fully equipped with phlebotomy equipment and benchtop centrifuges.

There are also kitchen facilities available for safe preparation of food and food supplements required for different studies.

Respiratory Measurement Equipment

  • Servomex Gas Analysers
  • Dry Gas Meters and Thermometers
  • Air Pumps
  • Douglas Bag Racks
  • Parvo Gas Analyser
  • Cosmed K5 Breath Analysers

Exercise Equipment

  • Variety of Treadmills
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Hand Crank

Body Composition Analysis Equipment

  • DEXA Scanner
  • pQCT
  • Tanita InnerScan Body Composition Monitor (Scales)
  • Leicester Height Measure Stadiometer
  • Bodystat 1500 Body Composition Monitoring Unit
  • Bodystat Quadscan 4000 Body Composition Analyser

Biochemistry Lab Equipment

  • Randox Daytona Clinical Chemistry Analyser
  • MSD Multiplex Plate Reader
  • Sysmex Automated Haematology Analyser
  • StepOneTM Real-Time PCR System (Applied Biosystems)
  • Ellispot Plate Reader
  • SpectroStar Nano Plate reader
  • Wellwash Plate Washer
  • IncuSafe CO2 Incubator
  • Laminar Flow Biological Safety Cabinet (category 2)
  • Fume Hood, Centrifuges and Microfuges

Biological Lab Analysis Equipment

  • OptimaMax Benchtop Ultracentrifuges (Beckman)
  • Pherastar Multiplate Reader (BMG)
  • Fully Equipped Cell Culture Room
    • Laminar Flow Cell Culture Cabinets
    • CO2 Incubators
  • HPLC (High-performance liquid chromatography) Equipment (Gilson)
  • PCR Machines (BioRad)
  • Immunoblotting Equipment
    • SDS-PAGE Equipment
    • Semi-Dry and Wet Electrotransfer Equipment
  • Immunoblotting Imaging System (UVP)

There is also access to MC2 university facilities :

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Fluorescence-activated Cell Sorting
  • Confocal Microscopy