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Cryo-electron microscopy facility

The Living Systems Institute is home to a temperature and humidity controlled cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) facility, equipped with a cryo-capable 120kV FEI T12 transmission electron microscope and a dedicated sample preparation laboratory. The facility also operates a powerful multi-GPU computer cluster for data analysis and image processing. High resolution data collection is performed at the GW4 Regional Facility for CryoEM in Bristol, which houses a 200kV Talos Arctica and K2 direct electron detector camera.

Aquatic Resources Centre

The University of Exeter Aquatic Resources Centre (ARC) includes 14 aquaria rooms housing a wide range of freshwater and marine species, each relevant to a series of specific research questions for researchers in the Living Systems Institute, Biosciences and the wider University of Exeter.

Image by Alexander Bell (Zebrafish Technician)

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The Bioimaging Centre is a research facility within the School of Biosciences providing both state-of-the-art instrumentation and experienced staff to assist researchers and students in collaborative and multidisciplinary research by applying advanced cellular imaging techniques to address key questions in biology.

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Centre for Cytomics

Cytometry technology facility at the University of Exeter providing the next generation of flow cytometry systems for quantitative single cell research. This includes cutting-edge flow cytometry analysis (acoustic, spectral, imaging), BSLII cell sorting (e.g. spectral sorter), multiplexing and complex data analysis (DL, ML).

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Mass Spectrometry facility

The Mass Spectrometry Facility specialises in the analysis of small molecules (<1000 daltons). Typical applications supported within the facility include: targeted analysis of amino acids, plant hormones, mammalian steroid hormones, monosaccharides, disaccharides, plant glucosinolates and polar organic acids alongside metabolic profiling, calculations of concentrations and comparative quantification of selected unknown metabolites.

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Sequencing Facility

The University of Exeter Sequencing Facility provides state-of-the-art genomics and bioinformatics analysis to researchers in academia and industry. A number of different sequencing platforms are available alongside dedicated support to assist with experimental design.

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