Outstanding facilities for world-class research.

Enhancing the research environment.

Providing the best resources to develop your ideas.

"Liverpool Shared Research Facilities (LIV-SRF) offer flexible access to world-class equipment and expertise through its Shared Research Facilities. Available to both internal and commercial partners, we can provide the equipment, facilities and academic expertise you need to support your research programme."

Professor Ian Prior, LIV-SRF Director

Liverpool Shared Research Facilities (LIV-SRF) has a clear and defined role: to ensure that the all members of our Faculty have access to the equipment and expertise to pursue outstanding science.

We have established a group of Shared Research Facilities (SRFs) that contain the necessary resources to turn good ideas into groundbreaking research.

Also open to external collaborators, they're a great way to access the facilities and expertise of a world class research university.

Cutting edge equipment

A continued, sustained programme of investment means our SRFs contain the most up to date instruments and equipment.

Complementary expertise

Each SRF is run by an academic lead who is an expert in their field.

Supported and managed facilities

All the equipment in our SRFs is supported and maintained by dedicated technical staff.

Voucher scheme

To help early career researchers use our SRFs, we run a voucher scheme to help offset access fees.  

Flexible models of engagement

Whether you want training to run your own samples on our instruments, to spend time working in an SRF under the guidance of the academic lead or to just deliver samples to the door, if we can accommodate it, we will.


Explore our thematic areas

Female researchers in the centre for cell imaging


Our Bio-Imaging facilities are a world class resource for imaging projects, ranging from molecular scale to whole-body, human MRI.

Tubes in the lab


Our Bio-resources facilities are not only able to provide the biological resources to support a wide range of research, they also have the necessary services and expertise to make the most of them.



Our Multi-Omics facilities offer full consultancy and support, from experimental planning to data analysis. This ensures the best quality data from the most appropriate techniques.


LIV-SRF Voucher Scheme

The LIV-SRF Voucher Scheme is designed to fund small pump-priming projects that have the potential to develop new areas of research by offsetting the costs of accessing Shared Research Facilities.

LIV-SRF Voucher Scheme

Key staff

Professor Ian Prior


Ben Mollitt

Business Manager

Victoria Harman

Technical Operations Lead

Julie Boileau

PA / Administrative Support

Sue Monaghan

PA / Administrative Support