The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The University of Kent has established several state-of-the-art research facilities in the School of Biosciences on its Canterbury campus in order to support its internationally-rated research. Set up originally with funds from the Government, industry and the Wellcome Trust, coupled with a recent £2 million upgrade has brought them to a level that will be difficult to match elsewhere in the UK. Each of the four major facilities, which are supported by an experienced Manager and technical staff, provide an important resource for our research staff and students.
These facilities are also made available to external users from academia and industry on a short-term contract basis, longer-term collaborative grants, one-off sample analysis, provision of custom biological reagents or on-site training in key techniques. Research facility managers are happy to discuss the specific services they are able to provide external users. Should you want to make use of these facilities you should contact the relevant Facility Manager directly. For more general enquires please contact the Head of School.
Furthermore, researchers have at their disposal the research and analytical facilities offered by local hospitals. These include:
- Gamma cameras
- Radiopharmacy and radiosynthesis facilities
- Tc-99m and Re-188 generators
- Radio-HPLC and radio-TLC (Kent and Canterbury Hospital)
- Positron emission tomography and cyclotron facilities (UMDS Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals).