Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology


Our staff have access to a wide range of cutting-edge equipment in dedicated facilities with a high level of technical support.

A brief description of each facility and contact details can be found below:

Protein Production Facility

Rapid solutions to the production of proteins underpins many of the important questions being asked in structural and translational biology today. The Wellcome Trust, SULSA and University of Edinburgh funded Protein Production Facility (PPF) provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art equipment and excellent end user core facilities to address these questions.

Protein Production Facility

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Biophysical Characterisation Facility

The Biophysical Characterisation Facility (BCF) has centralised a number of the techniques.

Biophysical Characterisation Facility

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Biological NMR data collection

Biological NMR data collection is available on both 500 and 800 MHz spectrometers.

Biomolecular NMR Unit

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School of Chemistry
West Mains Road

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Macromolecular X-Ray diffraction data collection

Macromolecular X-Ray diffraction data collection is available using in house MAR345 image plate detector systems.

Macromolecular X-Ray diffraction

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Cryo-electron Microscopy

Facilities include scanning electron microscopy (SEM), conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and a cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM) facility capable of rapid, high resolution data collection of single macromolecules in their native hydrated state.

Cryo-electron Microscopy Facility

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Crystallisation Robotics

The Edinburgh Crystallisation Pod provides access to nanolitre robotics for setting up macromolecular crystallisation screening.