Technical facilities available in Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

This page contains information and links to some of the world class technical facilties available at the University of Edinburgh that can be accessed by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases members. 
 
Some of the facilties give support only and others provide a complete user service.  The facilities are listed in alphabetical order with details of their websites, service managers and email contacts.  Please click on the links below for more information.
 
 


  • British Heart Foundation CoRE Bioinformatics Team, Queens Medical Research Institute, Little France
    • Bioinformatics group
    • Provides bioinformatics services to biologists from funding application; experiment design; data analysis and interpretation through to publication
    • Manager: Donald Dunbar
      Service provided - charges apply
 


  • Edinburgh Imaging, Centre for in Vivo Imaging Sciences (CIVIS)
    • A network of in vivo imaging facilities, with components hosted by units in the Colleges of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Science and Engneering, and Humanities and Social Science
    • Common themes of research interest in: common neurological disorders; higher mental function; cardiovascular medicine; inflammation, metabolism, toxicology; lifecourse and develeopmental origins; clinical trials; and health economic impact studies
    • For more information please see the Edinburgh Imaging website

 



 


  • Rutherford Building, Kings Buildings
    • Transmission electron microscopy
    • Service provided - charges apply
 


  • Swann Building, Kings Buildings
    • Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Optical Instrumentation Lab (COIL)
    • Facs Cailbur flow cytometer
    • Manager: Dave Kelly; tel. 0131 650 7525
    • Support provided - charges may apply for external users
  • Centre for Regenerative Medicine, SCRM Building, Little France
 

GENETICS/GENOTYPING
 


 


 


  • Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings
    • Pathogen Imaging Facility
    • Imaging support on range of microscopes including confocal laser scanning microscope
    • Manager: Dianne Murray; tel. 0131 651 3658
    • Support provided - charges may apply
  • Swann Building, Kings Buildings
    • Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Optical Instrumentation Lab (COIL)
    • Imaging support on wide range of light microscopes
      • 1. Leica SP5 confocal
      • 2. Spinning Disk Confocal
      • 3. Deltavision Core Deconvolution Microscope
      • 4. Deltavision Elite Microscope
      • 5. Metasystems Karyotyping microscope
      • 6. Upright and Inverted standard fluorescence scopes
      • 7. Microinjection scope
    • Manager: Dave Kelly, tel. 0131 650 7525
    • Support provided - charges may apply for external users
  • Centre for Regenerative Medicine, SCRM Building, Little France
    • Imaging service on range of microscopes
      • Leica DMIRE2 inverted confocal microscope
      • Leica DMRE upright confocal microscope
      • Variety of other microscopes
    • Manager: Valeria Berno; tel. 0131 651 9500 
    • Service provided - charges may apply
  • Small University Research Faciliity, Queens Medical Research Institute, Little France
  • The Roslin Institute
    • Bio-imaging Facility
    • See website for more information
    • Manager: Bob Fleming
    • Technical support for light microscpy and image analysis
 


  • Kinetic Parameter Facility (KPF), Waddington Building, Kings Buildings
    • The Kinetic Parameter Facility (KPF) is a core experimental resource containing high-end state-of-the-art equipment which is used to generate kinetic parameters that are subsequently used to populate mathematical models
    • Quantitative mass spectrometry (MS)
    • For more information see the KPR website
    • Manager:  Lorraine Kerr
    • Service provided - charges apply
  • Moredun Proteomics Facility, Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park
    • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight (MALDI-ToF MS/MS)
    • Bruker UltraflexII
    • Liquid Chromatography Electrospray ionisation MS/MS (LC-ESI-MS/MS) -  Bruker amaZon-ETD spherical ion trap and Bruker maXis UHR Q-Tof
    • For more information see MPF website
    • Manager:  Neil Inglis (proteomics@moredun.ac.uk)
    • Service provided - charges apply
  • Swann Building, Kings Building
    • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
    • Manager:  Andy Cronshaw
    • Support and service provided - charges apply
  • Academic labs which may undertake collaborative partnerships
 


  • Swann Building, Kings Buildings
 


  • Ashworth Labs, Level 2, Kings Buildings
    • GE Typhoon imager
    • Self service facility
  • Swann Building, Kings Buildings
 


  • Kinetic Parameter Facility (KPF), Waddington Building, Kings Buildings
    • The Kinetic Parameter Facility (KPF) is a core experimental resource containing high-end state-of-the-art equipment which is used to generate kinetic parameters that are subsequently used to populate mathematical models
    • Facilities include
      • bioanalyser
      • surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
      • microcalorimetry (ITC)
    • For more information see the KPR website
    • Manager:  Lorraine Kerr
    • Service provided - charges apply
  • Moredun Proteomics Facility (MPF), Moredin Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park
    • The MPF provides extensive facilities and expertise for the investigation of infectious diseases both from pathogen and host perspectives
    • Facilities include
      • Pre-Fractionation of Complex Protein Mixtures
      • 2-D Gel Electrophoresis
      • Liquid Chromatography
      • Mass Spectrometry
    • For more information see the MPF website
    • Manager:  Neil Inglis (email)
    • Service provided - charges apply
  • Small University Research Facility (SuRF), Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
  • Swann Building, Kings Buildings
    • Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Optical Instrumentation Lab (COIL)
    • Licor Odyssey Quantitative western blots
    • For more information see website
    • Manager: Dave Kelly; tel. 0131 650 7525
    • Charges may apply for external users
 


  • Ashworth Labs level 3, Kings Buildings
    • Roche Light cycler 96 and 384-well instruments
    • Self-service
  • Kinetic Parameter Facility (KPF), Waddington Building, Kings Buildings
    The Kinetic Parameter Facility (KPF) is a core experimental resource containing high-end state-of-the-art equipment which is used to generate kinetic parameters that are subsequently used to populate mathematical models
  • Swann Building, Kings Buildings
    • Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Optical Instrumentation Lab (COIL)Roche light cyclers
    • For more information see website
    • Manager: Dave Kelly; tel. 0131 650 7525
    • Support provided - charges may apply to external users
  • Small University Research Facility (SuRF), Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France


 



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