Facilities and Expertise
Research infrastructure in BRC was developed through multi-million pounds investment resulting in creation of the Bodmer laboratory and translation medicine (TM) laboratories, teaching and research facilities for the School of Science, Engineering and Environment.
This environment can support wide areas of biomedical research spanning pharmaceutical science, human physiology, infectious diseases research, clinical and molecular genetics, medical biochemistry and clinical immunology. Research students are trained to use modern, leading-edge laboratory equipment and are supported by research technicians.
TM laboratory is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment capable of making detailed physiological recordings from isolated heart cells, unique instrument for nanoscale characterization – CPS Disk Centrifuge DC2400 UHR, cancer metabolism suit including monitoring metabolic-flux and mitochondrial function, cancer stem cell specific cell sorting, and advanced imaging analysis.
We have access to specialist equipment including a genomics facility complete with an Illumina MiSeq and MinION Nanopore sequencing capacity, NMR, mass spectrometry, FACS. We are also equipped with molecular biology, biochemistry type of facilities including cell culture, qRTPCR machines and Bioraptor. Expertise and facilities are in place to support microbiology and parasitology based research. Immunohistochemistry suit and tissue processing is already in place supporting collaboration with hospitals.