Laboratory Facilities

The Cell-Mineral Research Centre specialises in the application of Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Molecular Biology and Analytical Chemistry to a variety of applied research themes.

Microscopy and Spectroscopy


• Visible and Fluorescence Microscopy

• Raman Spectroscopy

• FT-IR Spectroscopy and Micro-spectroscopy

• Fluorescence spectroscopy

Analytical Chemistry


•High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

• Ion Chromatography (IC)

• Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

• Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

• UV, Visible, Fluorescence and FT-IR Spectroscopy

• Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA/DSC)



•Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridisation (FISH)

• Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

• Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)

• Thermal Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (TGGE)

• Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE)

• Stable Isotope Probing (SIP)

For further details please contact Dr Emma Wharfe