Equipment available to BrisSynBio
BrisSynBio equipment plays a vital role in supporting and enabling the broad range of research undertaken at the centre.
A custom-built facility for BrisSynBio that supports microbial cell culture and protein production.
Peptide synthesis and biophysics
Facilities for peptide synthesis and determination of biophysical properties.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Complete facilities for molecular structure determination, e.g. for refining protein, DNA or RNA structures or high-throughput protein-protein or protein-ligand binding experiments.
Confocal and light microscopy
A suite of confocal and widefield microscopes for FLIM/STED experiments, and live cell, microfluidics and fixed imaging.
A suite of electron microscopes, including a correlative light electron microscope to allow zoom-in to visualise cellular structures, or cryo-EM and electron tomography experiments.
Digital holographic microscopy A new quantitative method of phase contrast microscopy.
A clean room and equipment to design and run bespoke 3D microfluidics devices.
State-of-the-art instrumentation for flow cytometric analysis and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS).
High Performance Computing (HPC)
A dedicated compute cluster and storage to support biomolecular simulation, bioinformatics and cell modelling applications.
The equipment is spread over the different buildings occupied by BrisSynBio and is managed by the individual equipment managers.
Find out more about the current public-facing project strands funded by BrisSynBio.