RESC is housed in a 200 m2 laboratory in the FOCAS (Facility for Optical Characterisation and Spectroscopy) Research Institute and comprises:
- Cell culture suites, one designated for tissue / blood and one for mammalian cell lines (including two Class II Biological Safety Cabinets, four CO2 incubators, centrifuges, microscopes, plate readers, Coulter counter, autoclave)
- Molecular biology suite (including real time PCR, electrophoresis equipment, Syngene Gel Visualisation System, centrifuges)
- Environmental toxicology suite (including two Class II Biological Safety Cabinets, two cooled incubators, two algal incubators, aquarium with temperature control and light/dark settings and a multi-trophic battery of freshwater and marine test species).
- Imaging suite (including two HORIBA Jobin Yvon XploRA Raman microscopes, an Agilent FTIR Imaging Microscope, Nikon fluorescence microscope, Andor Technology Komet workstation for the comet DNA damage assay, GelCount colony counter for multi-well plates and T25 flasks)
In addition, RESC has full access to the core spectroscopy, microscopy and sample preparation laboratories in the 3200 m2 FOCAS Research Institute, including UV/Vis/NIR absorption spectrometers, two Fourier Transform infrared microscopes, a fluorescence spectrometer and three multi line Raman spectroscopic microscopes, an AFM, variable pressure SEM with cryofeed, confocal laser scanning microscope, Cell Observer system and flow cytometer. More details are available here