Our partner organisations have a great variety of technology platforms that allow them to use their expertise to offer bespoke services to academic and commercial organisations and we’ve listed them below.
John Innes Centre
Germplasm Resource Unit
World-leading resource of genetic diversity in crops.
State-of-the-art microscopes providing the highest quality images.
Observation and measurements analysing the strength of interactions between biomolecules.
Crop Transformation and Genome Editing
Providing the wider research community with access to a range of crop transformation and genome editing resources.
Providing expertise and staff training in various aspects of organic chemistry to scientists across the Norwich Research Park and commercial partners.
Entymology and Insectary
Specialised undertaking and supporting invertebrate-related studies
There are a range of facilities on-site and at a nearby farm, that allow field experiments in an agricultural situation
The John Innes Centre offers four Genotyping and DNA extraction services
Deep and wide-ranging expertise across the many areas in which biology and computing intersect
Supporting studies of plant and microbial metabolism and carrying out metabolomic studies and small molecule analysis
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Powerful structural and analytical methodologies which are capable of providing atomic level information about molecules
Determining three-dimensional structures of proteins (or macromolecules) starting from a purified sample
Identifying the entire protein complement (proteome) of a sample, whether from a cell or whole organism
TILLING, Mutant Screening and Reverse Genetics
High throughput capabilities useful to researchers where work carried is carried out in 96 well plate format. Support with large scale PCR and sanger sequencing, as well as screening of gene edited lines
Bespoke genomics services from genome experts.
Single Cell Genomics
Support for all stages of a single-cell genomics analysis, from cell isolation, to library preparation, sequencing and analysis
Suites of laboratory automation that can be applied to numerous molecular and microbiological workflows.
High Performance Computing
Specialising in developing bioinformatics services and information systems for data and software distribution, data sharing, and cloud computing.
- Interfacial Tension
- Particle Size Analysis
- Emulsion Stability
- Colon Model (e.g. in vitro digestion)
- Core bioinformatics
- Genomic sequencing
- Cloud infrastructure for Big Data Microbial Bioinformatics
- Host DNA depletion of food samples for metagenomics
- QI MetaGenomics for Intestinal Infection
- Pathogen ID and AMR via metagenomics
- High Content Imaging
- Super-resolution microscopy
- Assessment of biofilm formation
Food Safety Expertise
- Evaluate efficacy of novel biocides
- Sample flow optimisation for metagenomics
- Identification of diagnostic markers
- CRISPR/cas target detection
- LBPs/probiotics – large strain library
- TraDIS platforms
- BEVs/OMV technology
Clinical Research Facility (CRF)
- Clinical Space for trials
- DXA Scanner
- Sample processing laboratory
- Food Grade Catering/Kitchen
- Research Food Storage
- Participant lounge and diner
gut-on-chip and organoid platform
Food Databanks National Capability FDNC
- Food Composition
- Dietary Assessment through apps
- Meal reformulation through data science
- Clostridium botulinum challenge testing
- Food authentification: Coffee, Buffalo Mozarella, bespoke
- Food Safety- Microbiology
- Bespoke fee for service work
- Bespoke sample collection
- Sample transportation and archiving
- Sample storage
- Virtual tissue banking
- Associated data collections
- Informed ethical donor consent
NNUH Endoscopy Centre
Endoscopy and bowel cancer screening
National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)
- Culture Supply
- QC, Identification and Strain Authentification
- Yeast Banking
Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)
Food labels regulation compliance
University of East Anglia
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Platform
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy facilities for structural and analytical studies.
Bio Imaging Platform
Dedicated facilities for high quality image analysis and 3D reconstruction.
Structural Imaging platform
Specialist microscopes and high resolution imaging services
Advanced X-ray analysis platform offering access to state-of-the-art single crystal and powder diffractometers.
Stable Isotope Platform
Analytical services in bulk solid samples.
Elemental Analysis platform
Specialist instrumentation providing quantitative and qualitative element analysis on wide range of solid and liquid samples.
Mass Spectrometry Platform
Mass Spectroscopy instruments which offer analysis of a range of different samples.
Embalmed and fresh-frozen cadaveric material, a large sample of prosections and anatomical models, a contemporary audio-visual system, and electronic tablets to support learning.
Biomedical Research Centre
Research focuses on the biology of human disease and the development of novel therapies. It is a collaborative research environment containing teams from the Faculty of Science and the Norwich Medical School.
Norwich Electronic Assistive Technology Centre (NEAT)
Unique fully interactive and furnished ‘bungalow’ to offer the best in assistive technology equipment including interactive AV systems.
Sleep and Brain Research Unit
Specialised research facility dedicated to investigating the role of sleep in human health.