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Expertise and Facilities

Expertise and Facilities

We offer the following expertise and facilities as part of our Biology services offering.


We offer expertise in:

  • animal field studies
  • conservation ecology
  • DNA fingerprinting of plants
  • effects and monitoring of gaseous pollutants
  • fungal pests in the aquatic environment
  • health and safety for laboratory and field work
  • identification of microbial contaminants
  • impact of climate change on plants
  • pests and their management
  • plant metabolism
  • preservation and decontamination of crops and minimally-processed foods

Outreach activities of staff

The expertise of our staff is reflected in the wide range of outreach activities they take part in, including:


We offer facilities including:

  • state-of-the-art molecular, biochemical and physiological facilities
  • new dedicated group specialising in medical and environmental pollinators (PDF: 250KB)
  • plant growth facilities, in both lab and field
  • farm-scale animal/plant trials

We have full access to the wide range of University facilities, including stable isotope mass spectrometers, electron microscopes, engineering facilities, computing and library resources.

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