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Department of Veterinary Medicine Research Facilities

 

We can help with costing equipment time and other facility services, such as training and data analysis, as well as helping you to estimate associated consumable costs and giving rough guides on time frames for data acquisition and imaging projects.   

Quotes can be generated within the PPMS stratocore system for discrete projects, training and equipment time where needed. In order to assist you with any type of funding application get in touch with us to start the discussion, obtain the full list of equipment available and the current equipment and training rates. Please also utilise the description of resources in the paragraphs below and edit to fit the needs of your application.

Please do contact us at microscopy@vet.cam.ac.uk or icp@vet.cam.ac.uk

Description of Resources for Grant Applications

Cellular Imaging and Analysis

The Department of Veterinary Medicine Cellular Imaging and Analysis Facility, open to all investigators, provides training and equipment as well as complete analytical services and data analyses dedicated to high-resolution imaging and flow cytometry analysis in the life sciences. A dedicated facility manager staffs the facility, which offers its services in the laboratories on site at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. The cellular imaging and analysis suite includes a laser scanning confocal microscope Zeiss LSM 780 with 32 channel GaAsp spectral detector, Imagestream Mark I Imaging flow cytometer and CyAn ADP 9 colour 11 detector flow cytometer, as well as maintaining equipment for sample preparation, including frozen sectioning of tissue. The Research facilities at the Dept. of Veterinary Medicine also maintains PCR and particle sizing equipment for use.

The imaging and analysis facilities are listed in X5 as ‘SRF194 Vet Med Imaging’ and 'Department of Veterinary Medicine Research Facilities: Cellular Imaging and Analysis (SRF194) Vet Med Imaging' in the shared equipment database.

Trace Element Analysis

The Trace Element Analysis Facility at the Department of Veterinary Medicine is able to provide complete analytical services for quantitative elemental analysis by inductively couple plasma (ICP) techniques. The Trace Element Analysis Facility is housed within a purpose designed clean room laboratory on site at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. The facility utilises an Agilent triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (8900 ICP-MS/MS) and Horiba Jobin Yvon inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (Ultima 2c) with a Milestone UltraWave single reaction chamber microwave digestion system for sample preparation.

The trace element analysis facilities are listed in X5 as ‘SRF193 Vet Med Analytical Chemistry’