Facilities at Exeter

The Geoffrey Pope building, the central hub of Biosciences in Exeter, is one of the tallest buildings on Streatham Campus and has magnificent views over the campus and the Exe Valley.

Following a £25m refurbishment, the building provides world-class research and teaching facilities with over 4,800m2 of lab space and our state-of-the-art Millhayes teaching laboratory. The Geoffrey Pope building is also physically linked to the £52m Living Systems Institute and the recently established BioEconomy Centre.

Facilities incude:

  • Our world-class Aquatic Resources Centre, which incorporates 14 aquaria rooms, preparative and analytical labs and a dedicated Wolfson Foundation-funded imaging unit.
  • A Bioimaging Unit that provides state-of-the-art optical, laser and electron microscopes to enable advanced cellular imaging techniques across the breadth of biological research.
  • A Wellcome Trust Biomedical Informatics Hub, providing a dedicated team of data experts in bioinformatics, image analysis, computing and statistics.
  • Four controlled environment plant growth rooms and a purpose-built 375m2 greenhouse facility, enabling propagation and growth of high quality plant material for research and teaching.
  • Our metabolomics-focused Mass Spectrometry facility, which houses two liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry instruments and a gas chromatography-mass spectrometer.
  • An OmniLog Phenotype Microarray facility, which enables the simultaneous evaluation of thousands of phenotypes in microbial cell-based assays.
  • Our Sequencing service, which provides state of the art genomics and bioinformatics analysis using Illumina (HiSeq and MiSeq), PacBio (Sequel and RSII) and Oxford Nanopore Technologies (Minion) sequencing technologies.