My research group is currently based in the Joseph Banks Laboratories (JBL). The JBL opened in 2014 from the redevelopment of a landmark 1930’s art deco style building, converted into a modern research facility.
The building hosts several laboratories, equipped with state of the art instruments for chemical biology, structural, molecular and cell biology to name only some. The facility includes the following laboratories that are relevant to nanobiotechology:
Molecular biology lab
The laboratory is particularly well equipped for recombinant protein expression and purification. The lab is also supported by synthetic chemistry facilities for in-house automatic chemical synthesis of peptide and artificial mini-proteins. We also have a structural biology team with NMR and X-ray crystallography instruments.
Imaging and spectroscopy
We have access to several microscopies (including atomic force microscopy , scanning electron microscopy and confocal microscopy), spectroscopies (UV-vis, fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman, circular dichroism).
This is a laboratory for the characterization of nanomaterials, with an emphasis on nanoparticles. It includes Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Dynamic Light Scattering and Z-potential measurement tools.