Biosciences Building
This purpose-built, state-of-the-art, €30M building is home to the CCB which spans the North and South wings of the ground floor. The open-plan laboratory and cubby-style office space allows for regular communication and collaboration amongst researchers of all groups which fosters a friendly and cooperative environment. Each lab group has their own general and specialist equipment to suit their needs as well as access to communal stocks and equipment.

Cell Culture & Continuous Fermentation
The CCB has three tissue-culture suites with multiple laminar flow hoods. We also have many incubators for bacterial culture and keeping various model organism from Drosophila to Hydractinia. A fermentation facility in the Department of Biochemistry provides the capability for continuous growth and large batch production of biomass.

Certain lab groups own their own microscopes which reside in the multiple microscopy suites of the CCB. All researchers also have access to the university Anatomy, Imaging & Microscopy facility which is home to a range of high-end microscopes and expert technicians who provide detailed training and advice.

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  • Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy
  • Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy
  • Widefield Microscopy
  • Brightfield Microscopy
  • Raman Microspectroscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy 
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Sample Preparation Facility
  • Critical Point Drying 
  • BioWave Microwave Tissue Processing

Certain lab groups own their own genomics equipment and additionally, all researchers have access to the university Genomics & Screening core facility which offers a range of technologies.

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  • Rapid Plate & Twister Arm Liquid Handling 
  • Agilent Bioanalyser 
  • Microarray Scanner and printer 
  • Real time quantitative PCR machine 
  • ABI 96 well real time PCR fast system 
  • PCR gel rigs, image capture & densitometry
  • Kodak IS4000MM Imaging
  • Biorad Bioplex 200
  • Tali Image-Based Cytometer
  • Janus Automated Liquid Handling
  • Operetta High-Content Imager 
  • Victor X5 Multilabel Reader
  • StepOne Plus qPCR System
  • LightCycler 480 qPCR System
  • Bioanalyzer 2100

Flow Cytometry
All researchers have access to university Flow Cytometry core facility which offers a range of technologies.

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  • BD FACS Aria II
  • BD Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer
  • Cytek Northern Lights 3000 
  • Cytek Northern Lights 2000

Analytical Core Technologies
All researchers have access to the analytical core facilities which include Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and X-Ray Spectroscopy technologies.

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Mass Spectrometry

  • Agilent 1200 UHPLC with Agilent 6540 APCI HRMS QToF
  • Agilent 1200 UHPLC with Agilent 6530 APCI HRMS QToF and DAD
  • Agilent 7890A GC with 5975L inert XL EI/CI MSD

NMR Imaging

  • JEOL NMR ECZ-S 400 Spectrometer, Autotune™ Royal™ 5mm RT Probe
  • Agilent VNMRS 500MHz, OneNMR Probe, HCN Probe
  • Agilent DD2 NMR 600MHz, 1H(13C/15N) 5mm 13C Enh Cold Probe, HCN Probe

X-Ray Spectroscopy

  • XCalibur S Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer, Enhanced Mo source (3 kW), 50kV, 40 mA, 2 kW (max. output), Sapphire 2 CCDC Detector