Facilities and Equipment
THIS WEBPAGE IS BEING UPDATED AS PART THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CELL CULTURE AND MICROSCOPY LABS. COME BACK SOON!
The GibsonGroup is based in 4 purpose-built (2014) laboratories in the Materials and Analytical sciences building and a satellite laboratory in Warwick Medical School. These new laboratories contain dedicated, state of the art, facilities for pursuing our ambitious research at the interface of Materials and Life Sciences. This includes a synthetic chemistry lab, a suite of biophysical and high throughput measurement equipment, dedicated facilities for mammalian cell culture and also a microbiology facility for protein production and antimicrobial testing. Please view our individual labs and their facilities below
This glass-walled laboratory has state-of-the-art fume hoods. It contains standard laboratory equipment such as rotary evaporators, ovens, heating plates/baths, and centrifuges. A 'wet' corridor links the labs, to avoid contaminating the office spaces and is adjacent to the high field NMR lab.
These 2 laboratories contain our dedicated analytical facilities for biophysical and analytical measurements plus additional fume hoods for sample preparation. We have microscopes, spectrometers, particle sizing and more. Please click above to see out facilities.
Category I biosafety cell culture laboratory for mammalian tissue culture. There are facilities for viability and uptake assays (UV and fluorescence spectrometers), an inverted fluorescence microscope for live cell imaging, cell counters, and safety hoods.
Category 1 biosafety laboratory for microbiology and protein expression based in Warwick Medical School. This includes robotic liquid handling systems, variable temperature microscopes, incubators for multi-litre protein expression and spectrometers. There is also a fully equipped HPLC and FPLC both with autosamplers, fraction collectors and multiple detectors.
Write Up and Breakout areas
The group has dedicated write-up/office areas, with desk and computer space for all group members in new offices with views over woodland/farms. We also have breakout areas/kitchen for informal gatherings and comfortable scientific (or not!) discussions and a very well used coffee machine.
The chemistry department also has world-leading solution (7 instruments) and solid state (>10 joint with physics) NMR, Quartz crystal microbalance, Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Particle Sizing, Electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, Cryo-TEM), confocal microscopy, Size exclusion chromatography (>5 instruments with multiple detectors), high resolution mass spectrometry (>10 instruments including 2 x MALDI-TOF) and much more.