The Microbiome Innovation Centre can help you find the technology you need to advance your research goals.


Through the Centre for Genomic Research, we are able to design, execute and analyse a range of genomic experiments on the microbiome, including 16/18S met barcoding, shotgun metagenomics, long-read metagenome assembly, transcriptomic and single-cell genomics. We have more than ten years’ experience working with academic and industrial partners. The latest list of technology and capability can be found at the Centre for Genomic Research website


Through the Centre for Metabolomics Research, we are able to offer both discovery and targeted mass-spectrometry for metabolomics and with experience of applying these to microbial communities. We are also a leading centre for RAMAN spectroscopy, which is able to follow the metabolites produced within microbial communities and resolve these spatially to individual bacteria. This provides an exciting opportunity for a functional understanding of the microbiome. The latest information on technologies can be found at the Centre for Metabolomics Research website


Through the Centre for Cell Imaging, we have a range of wide-field, confocal and light-sheet imaging technologies and experienced staff able to assist with experimental design, training and analysis. The latest information on the imaging technologies available can be found at the Centre for Cell Imaging website

In vitro and in vivo models

Our academics have developed a number of models able to be applied to understand microbiomes using in vitro and animal models for human and veterinary microbiomes and micro/macrocosm models for soil and environmental microbiomes. Contact us with your requirements and we can see whether one of our academics can help.


We have a major investment in mass spectrometry to perform quantitative proteomics, analysis of post-translational modifications and single-cell proteomics. This is led from the laboratories of leading academics in this field able to design innovative experiments to analyse the proteome. The latest information on technologies can be found at the Centre for Proteomic Research website


We are able to offer a range of informatics to support microbiome research. This ranges from bioinformatics to analyse genomic data, statistical analysis, integrating multiple omic data with clinical data and designing databases. Contact us to discuss your requirements.


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