The SBRC houses four distinct types of facility:

  • Gas fermentation systems
  • A bespoke Robotics suite for bacterial culture and manipulation
  • A strong capability in analytics
  • Anaerobic cabinet facilities for bacterial cultivation and manipulation 


Specialist Facilities

In addition we have access through the university to other specialist facilities including:


In-house, state-of-the-art high-throughput DNA sequencing technology with dedicated experimental scientists and bioinformaticians to support access and experimental design/analysis.

Carbon Neutral Laboratories

A new (2016) carbon-neutral building to provide unrivalled facilities for world-leading research in sustainable chemistry, part funded by GSK.

Energy Technologies Building (ETB)

A new exemplar low carbon building dedicated to RD&D in sustainable energy technologies, incorporating resources for SME engagement and support.

Food and Biofuel Innovation Centre (FBIC)

Equipment to develop new and efficient ways to turn waste and non-food agricultural products (wood/ straw) into bioethanol, part funded by SAB Miller and ERDF and incorporating demonstration facilities and resources for SME engagement.

The Hounsfield Facility

State of the art PET scanning facility.