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Technical equipment and facilities

The University's analytical and technical facilities offer businesses easy and affordable access to world-class facilities.  We also have expertise, if required, to apply these to your particular needs.


CAVEThe CAVE enables businesses to harness the power of performance Virtual Reality through the use of our portable tracked power-wall and our ReaCTor multi-wall - free your imagination and creativity with our range of solutions for 3D stereo environments, enabling you to create and control your own virtual worlds.

Dr Adrian Haffegee
+44(0) 118 378 6607 

Centre for Advanced Microscopy

cfamOur microscopy facilities, which reveal details of structures and composition at the atomic level through the nano scale regime up to the macroscopic level have many applications useful across commerce and manufacturing industries in terms of product development and the diagnosis of problems by looking at things differently. 

+44(0)118 378 6118

Flavour Centre & PRC

flavourcentreWe offer flavour research and consulting services for industry. We are your route to understanding the flavour quality of new and existing products. 

+44(0)118 378 7455

Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research

busserv_techserv_icmrThe ICMR is a new, purpose-built and state of the art research laboratories which bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines

Within this research environment researchers have access to cutting-edge facilities that support the spectrum of cardiovascular and metabolic research - ranging from cell and molecular biology approaches, cell and organ culture, through to models of disease and human studies.

+44(0)118 378 7096

MRI Facility

busserv_techserv_scannerThe MRI Facility offers a state of the art suite equipped with a Siemens 3T whole body scanner and a full range of coils.

The facility is designed as a dual purpose research or medical suite. We offer a full range of expertise in both structural and functional imaging.

In conjunction with the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics we can also offer other brain registration and behavioural technologies such as:

  • Electroencephalography
  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Eye-tracking, combined with sophisticated computational modelling and data analysis.

Dr Kelly Sloan 
+44(0)118 378 6951

Pest Control Unit

busserv_techserv_pestThe Vertebrate Pests Unit provides expertise in all aspects of Vertebrate pest management and control, with an accredited facility for research and development, and ORETO Certification through the Pesticide Safety Directorate (an Agency of the Health and Safety Executive) for regulatory data generation.

Dr Colin Prescott

+44(0)118 378 6391

Quaternary Scientific (QUEST)

busserv_techserv_questQuaternary Scientific provides an expert environmental archaeological (palaeo-environmental and palaeo-economic) service to archaeological companies, environmental consultancies and government organisations.

Rob Batchelor 
+44(0)118 378 8941

Statistical Services Centre

busserv_techServ_ssclogoSSC are a consulting group which works worldwide, offering training and advisory services in statistics and data management. 
+44(0)118 378 8025

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