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Core facilities

Explore the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in which we invest at the University of Surrey – within the School of Biosciences, this means providing the latest technologies to facilitate teaching as well as research across all fields.

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Core research facilities

Our core research facilities support our research and teaching activities with world-class technologies and expertise.

Technological advances changes the type of equipment used within industry and research, and we are always looking to purchase the most relevant equipment and update older models.

We have recently updated our spectrophotometers for measuring concentrations of DNA, RNA, protein and bacterial cultures.

We are also looking to increase our number of ADInstruments Advanced Teaching Systems. This instrument is designed for data acquisition for a diverse range of physiological application within research and education. 

Dedicated staff support

The research support team work behind the scenes to ensure legislation is in place and equipment is regularly serviced, to enhancing output. They provide services and advice to staff, postgraduate students as well as undergraduates in their final year projects.

Equally there is a dedicated team of technical support for teaching practical classes. Their expertise is invaluable, not only in the smooth running of the classes, but also in the knowledge about the equipment and facilities they can provide to students.

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Our core research facilities are also available for businesses outside of the University of Surrey. 

For general enquiries please email Abbe Martyn (, Technical Services Manager. 

Students in the Innovation for Health laboratory

Student facilities

Our students have access to our multi-million-pound laboratories, fitted with industry-standard equipment.

Research centres

Our School is supported by state-of-the-art centres of excellence.

Mouse holding containers in the Biomedical Research Facility

Use of animals in research and teaching

Regardless of how or where animals are used by University staff and students, we are committed to ensuring that their use is subject to rigorous ethical review, the animals are cared for to a high standard by trained individuals and the 3Rs (replace, reduce, refine) of animal research are consistently applied.