Central Biotechnology Services

Central Biotechnology Services is an ISO 9001:2015 and GCLP certified Cardiff University Technology Facility that provides genomics and bioinformatics, proteins and diagnostics and cell analysis/imaging platforms, services, training and expertise to local researchers and external organisations. They also host companies and provide laboratory facilities, technological support, academic consultancy and access to other university resources.


Imaging Platforms

Keywords - Electron Microscopy: Transmission EM | Scanning Transmission EM

Keywords - Flow Cytometry: Analytical Flow Cytometry | Cell sorting | Imaging Flow Cytometry 

Microscopy - Routine and specialist wax and resin embedding with full range sectioning capability, routine and specialist staining, critical point drying and sputter coating, methodological development. 

  • JEOL 840A SEM with Point upgrade, SE and EDX, and stage biasing.
  • Olympus BX51 light microscope with fluorescence, phase, DIC, polarized light, and dark field.
  • Access to NHS-owned Hitachi 7800 TEM with EDX

Flow Cytometry:

  • FACS Canto II x 2
  • LSRFortessa
  • Attune NxT
  • Imagestream Mark II
  • Aria III cell sorter


Keywords - Applications: Phenotyping | Cell cycle | Mammalian cells | Fluorescent proteins 


CBS hold a site licence for FlowJo which allows users to obtain an individual FlowJo licence for a reduced fee.

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