Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Facility

Based on Clifton campus, the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Facility has had a huge amount of investment, totalling over £2.3 million. It supports the School's extensive biomedical research activities in immunology, cell-based therapy, bio-materials science, neuroscience, pharmacology and toxicology. Here, you can pursue a diverse range of biomedical research interests, including the study of:

  • human disease
  • forensic science
  • cognitive health
  • sports performance
  • bio-mathematical study of complex systems
  • medical imaging (MRI).

Research students work in laboratories and research offices onsite which support these specialist disciplines and our research groups work in collaboration with a range of national and international centres of research excellence.

The facility is well-equipped with tools for:

  • genomic research, including real-time PCR equipment
  • thermal analysis (Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Thermal Gravimetric analysis) and atomic force microscopy for materials science
  • multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy
  • mammalian cell culture and immunochemistry
  • proteomics: 2-D gel electrophoresis with DIGE capability¬†
  • proteomics: Kratos /Shimadzu Axima CFR+ MALDI-Tof mass spectrometer.