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Applied Sciences Facilities

The Department of Applied Sciences has modern laboratory and computing resources for learning, teaching, research, innovation and business engagement.

Our laboratory facilities reflect the full breadth of the department’s teaching and research activities.  We teach in large modern, well- equipped laboratories with audio-visual facilities to enhance our ability to demonstrate techniques or interesting observations.

Some facilities are organised and into specialist areas:

  • Genomic, proteomic and metabolomics profiling Illumina - MiSeq Next generation sequencing, Q Exactive Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer, 2D protein electrophoresis Dionex UltiMate 3000 nanoflow liquid chromatography/Bruker HCT Ultra 
  • Forensic genetics - single cell and low template DNA amplification lab, capillary electrophoresis-based Sanger sequencing, MiSeq Next generation sequencing. 
  • Microbiology and molecular biology - fully equipped for molecular biology manipulations and imaging, RT-PCR, pilot scale bioreactors 
  • Automated clinical analysis - Randox Daytona Clinical Chemistry Analyser, Sysmex Haematology analyser 
  • Anatomy, histology and microscopy - dissection area, Cryostat microtome, automated histopathological processing & staining, light and fluorescence microscopy suite.
  • Cell Biology and Immunology - two multi-user tissue culture laboratories, Eli-spot assays, Syngene GBox Chemi XX6 ECL imaging, 8-colour flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopy, Acea Xcelligence for cell function assays, MSD Biomarker analytical equipment 
        • Neurophysiology Biodex Dynamometer, upper arm assessment rig, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator, electromyography. 
  • Food processing and sensory analysis - food processing pilot plant, Food product development laboratory, Organoleptic analysis laboratory, Knauer simulating moving bed chromatography rig, GC-TOF for aroma analysis
  • Chromatography - Extensive High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography / GC Mass-spectrometry capability. o 
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance Jeol 400MHz Eclipse NMR Spectrometer
  • Scene House - Forensic Science students can practice their skills in our Coach Lane Campus Scene House 



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