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The Department houses a number of research support facilities, most of which are open to other departments and also have external university and commercial clients. The stores, vehicle pool and photography and graphics unit also support some teaching and administrative needs.

A brochure about many of the facilities, which should be particularly helpful for external clients, may be downloaded here.

More information for Department members is found via the Intranet tab.

More contact information is found via the People tab.

BioPath stores: Large stock of lab and office supplies and ordering from external suppliers

Photography and graphics: Wide range of services including printing, posters and design

Vehicle pool: Hire of vehicles at reasonable rates; available on a flexible basis


Protein analysis: The Cambridge Centre for Proteomics (CCP) and the Protein & Nucleic Acid Chemistry (PNAC) Facility offer a range of complementary services to facilitate protein and peptide identification, quantitation of protein levels and characterisation of post-translational modifications.

DNA sequencing: Services from the validation of single mutations in individual genes up to sequencing of entire genomes.

Metabolomics: Profiling of all the small molecule metabolites found in a tissue, biofluid or cell.

Baculovirus facility: Using baculoviruses to express proteins in insect cells.

Fermentation facility: Yeast and other organisms are used especially in systems biology studies.

Crystallographic X-ray facility: X-ray crystallography and macromolecular crystallisation services.

NMR facility: NMR instrumentation, research infrastructure and expertise.

Biophysics facility: Instrumentation for biophysical characterisation of macromolecules and their interactions.

Bioinformatics and computational biology: Computing and storage infrastructure, software, databases and expertise


The facility managers are responsible for the web pages or web sites that give details of the facilities.