Our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories have been designed to ensure a first rate educational experience in a safe and ergonomic workspace.
Cutting-edge equipment for experimental work includes:
- Microscopy (compound, stereo, light and fluorescence, with imaging facilities).
- Genetic analysis (PCR machines and gel electrophoresis/documentation systems).
- Environmental monitoring (pH meters, oxygen meters, spectrophotometers).
The laboratories are fully furnished with notebook computers and new equipment for practical sessions focused on microscopy (high power compound types, low power stereo ‘scopes, video imaging), genetic analysis (PCR machines, gel documentation systems), and environmental monitoring (pH meters, oxygen meters, spectrophotometers).
This laboratory infrastructure is complemented by new equipment for field courses.
This state-of-the-art equipment allows us to introduce novel approaches to teaching, including the development and implementation of digital laboratory manuals (DLMs) for teaching core practical skills in biological research.
Final year practical projects are enhanced through access to new research laboratories where undergraduates work alongside academic staff, research staff, and postgraduate students; while tutorials and small-group teaching sessions benefit from the meeting rooms and break-out spaces that are integral to the building’s design.
For more information about our facilities and activities, please contact the Lab Manager: email@example.com
Equipment loan - staff access only
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Commercial Hire for Professional Courses
Does your company require a professional laboratory environment for your course, programme or event? We can provide a safe, clean, state of the art laboratory space for up to 140 delegates.
All initial enquiries should be made to the Lab Manager, in the first instance, for availability and pricing.
Film Location, Equipment Use/Hire for External Users, Advice to Other Professional Services
The School of Biological Sciences has always maintained close links with the BBC Natural History Unit and we receive enquiries from film makers to use the lab, specimen collection and equipment on a regular basis.
Advice/help of this nature is generally provided on a goodwill ad hoc basis, depending on the nature and complexity of the request. All initial enquires should be directed to the Lab Manager.