We are exceptionally well-equipped with the latest technologies to enable our researchers to stay at the forefront of their fields.
Key research facilities and services in the School include:
- Edinburgh Genomics next-generation sequencing service (Solexa/Illumina DNA sequencers) including the GenePool NERC National Sequencing Facility and MRC Hub Facility and ARK-Genomics.
- Protein production and biophysical characterisation facilities, including surface plasmon resonance, ITC and spectroscopic equipment.
- Central Optical Instrumentation Laboratory, housing state-of-the-art equipment including deconvolution, fluorescence and confocal microscopes.
- As well as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we now have a cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM) facility capable of rapid, high resolution data collection of single macromolecules in their native hydrated state
- Computing resources for evolutionary biology including four dedicated compute clusters for phyloinformatics, comparative genomics and population and QTL genetics.
- Over 1000 square metres of controlled environment growth space and glasshouse space.
- Kinetic parameter facility
- Proteomics service
- In-silico screening (EDULISS and LIDAEUS)
This article was published on Oct 2, 2013