We have a range core facilities and technology platforms to support world-class research. These are coordinated across our two principal sites (The College of Life Sciences and the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing) to avoid unnecessary duplication and gain economies of scale.
We strive to ensure that principal investigators have access to the most advanced technologies to accelerate discovery. These include mass-spectrometry-based proteomics, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, deep sequencing, compound and siRNA screening and high performance computing. For example, our state of the art proteomics facility allows protein identification, phosphopeptide mapping, quantitative proteomics and specialist mass spectrometric analyses. Furthermore, our strong track record in high resolution and time-resolved imaging is aided by our microscopy facility that contains several deconvolution and confocal microscopes as well as an OMX microscope run as as a Scotland-wide facility.
These facilities allow researchers open access the appropriate technologies to drive their science. The facilities all have a senior PI Director and a dedicated Facility Manager and support team who provide access to well maintained equipment and develop and implement the latest techniques for the benefit of researchers. This includes the training of PhD students and postdoctoral scientists in those techniques.