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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

The Department is home to a number of specialist research facilities, which are available for use by outside research groups. For more details on how to access these facilities, see below.

Flow Cytometry Cell Sorter - Containment level 3

The Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ) focuses on cross species transmission of viruses, and the co-evolution of viruses and their hosts including the evolution of immune mechanisms of disease, disease resistance and prevention. We have designed and run a state of the art Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratory at the University. 

In CL3, one can work with microbes that can cause serious and potentially lethal disease such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, West Nile virus, SARS coronavirus and many others.

The University of Cambridge requires that anyone working at Containment Level 2 or 3 must be appropriately trained and will require evidence of this training.

If you wish to use our containment level 3 facilities for your work, please fill out this form. Any queries should be directed towards .

Pricing for the use of the facility is available upon request.

We operate a 4 laser, 18 colour, high performance ARIA III (BD Biosciences) cell sorter. If you would like to use our FACS machine for your research, please fill out this application form and we will get back to you with our availability and pricing as soon as possible.

Cellular Imaging and Analysis Facility

Confocal Microscopy, Flow and Imaging cytometry are the laser-based, backbone technologies we utilise to produce robust quantitative outputs. The Cellular Imaging and Analysis Facility situated at the University’s Department of Veterinary Medicine offers an innovative, up to date imaging and cytometry provision to facilitate the generation of quantitative imaging and cytometry data outputs. 

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Trace Element Analysis Facility

Making the most of over 25 years of experience in quantitative elemental analysis by inductively couple plasma (ICP) techniques to answer bio-clinical and environmental research questions, the Trace Element Analysis Facility offers expert advice to research groups and companies on quantitative element analysis, as well as sample preparation and analysis on a collaborative or fee-for-service basis. 

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PCR Laboratory, Particle Sizing and Other Equipment

Hammond Building PCR Laboratory facilities houses a suite of PCR equipment available for use by experienced PCR users.

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