Facilities

CBS provide a range of technologies targeted primarily at Life Sciences. The facilities support advanced technologies and methodologies in areas such as bioimaging, genomics, flow cytometry and bioinformatics. Equipment includes advanced light and electron microscopes, fluorescence-activated cell sorters (FACS), next generation sequencers and specialist analytical software packages.

The facilities are managed by an experienced team with technical and academic experience in their chosen field.

Pricing

Please contact the facility manager for prices. Researchers should cost any facility services required into grant applications using LUCRE. When writing funding applications, please contact the facility manager for access charges, a quote, or to discuss appropriate costings for the work required.

Work for external academic and industrial partners will be arranged with support from the University of Leicester Research and Enterprise team (RED). Please contact facility managers to discuss prices, quotes and access arrangements.

Publication recommendations

CBS staff provide expert advice and support for a wide range of research across the University and beyond. We rely on fair recognition for our contribution to build on the reputation of the facilities, secure financial support for equipment acquisition and maintenance, and career development. All these factors help build a healthy research environment and collaborative outlook within the College of Life Sciences. 

If you use CBS facilities in your research, please mention them in any publications and presentations, naming and authoring specific staff members when appropriate.

  • Where there is significant scientific input, including development of experimental procedure or interpretation of results, we request the staff member in question is included as co-author.
  • Where the facility and/or staff have provided a service, we request the authors acknowledge use of the University of Leicester Core Biotechnology Services, name of facility, and name of staff member when appropriate.
  • Where work is carried out independently, or facility staff are co-authors, we request acknowledgement of the University of Leicester Core Biotechnology Services and name of facilities used.