Cell Culture Facility

A specialist environment for the culture and study of both cancerous and non-cancerous human and mammalian cell lines.

The facility may be used by undergraduates and postgraduates to culture cell lines in vitro in dedicated incubators providing environmental conditions as close to the human or mammalian body as possible. Students may for example investigate the cytotoxity of chemotherapeutic agents and the inhibitory effect of dietary supplements on cancerous cells using proliferation and MTT assays , gene expression using RT- PCR and adipocyte differentiation. The isolation of exosomes  may be further studied utilising facilities and equipment in adjoining areas  (ultracentrifuge and fluorescent microscope ) 


  • Class 11 Bio Safety Hoods
  • PHC CO2 Incubators Model MCO18A × 2
  • Nikon Inverted Microscopes × 2
  • ThermoFisher Multiskan plate reader

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Opening Times

Monday - Friday

9.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021