Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Facilities and services

Our facilities

nuclear magnetic resonanceNuclear Magnetic Resonance

The Henry Wellcome Building is equipped with high field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers which enable superior levels of sensitivity and resolution. 

xray crystallographyX-Ray Crystallography

The X-ray facilities hosted in the Henry Wellcome Building provide users with the necessary infrastructure for researchers to prepare protein crystals, screen crystals and collect data in house. 

Electron Microscopy

LISCB hosts a Midlands Regional cryo-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) Facility. The Facility sits at the centre of a Midlands Ecosystem with feeder instruments located in the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham, Nottingham and locally in Leicester. 

core biological servicesCore Biotechnology Services (CBS)

Members of the Department have access to the wide range of facilities and support which is offered by Core Biotechnology Services (CBS) at the University of Leicester. 

ProtexProtein cloning and expression lab (PROTEX)

The Protein Expression Laboratory (PROTEX) has been established to provide a high throughput service for cloning and small-scale protein expression trials, as well as generation of genome editing vectors. 

Biophysical Instrumentation and Anaerobic facilities

We have excellent facilities for the characterisation of macromolecules and their biomolecular interactions. 

Technologies and Expertise

chemical beakersChemical Biology

Chemical biology expertise at Leicester covers a broad range of synthetic capabilities and physical measurement methodologies.

Super Resolution Microscopy

At Leicester, we are developing cutting-edge super-resolution localisation microscopy. 

Scientific Computational Infrastructure

We have a dedicated computational expert to support and develop scientific computing and computational infrastructure.

NMR Data Analysis Software (CCPN)

The Collaborative Computational Project for NMR (CCPN) is an international consortium of 28 partners which is working to provide the tools and knowledge to maximise the impact of the biological NMR studies.

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