Research Capabilities

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Research Capabilities

The Wellcome_Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is a state-of-the-art research facility containing a large suite of open plan multipurpose research laboratories including numerous tissue culture, molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology laboratories.

The Centre houses a number of shared technical resources including a flow cytometry platform (multicolour cell acquisition and sorting capabilities), a pre-clinical retinal imaging unit (confocal ophthalmoscopy, ERG), histology services (wax and frozen tissue processing staining) and equipment for assessing cell and tissue metabolism (Seahorse). Research within the Centre is further underpinned by Faculty core facilities providing support in genomics (next generation sequencing), advanced imaging (multiphoton, TIRF, electron microscopy), bioinformatics (high performance computing), proteomics (mass spectrometry), and a modern biological services unit (conventional and SPF).  Our clinical research is facilitated within the Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit and the Wellcome-Wolfson Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility.