We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Facilities for Biomolecular Chemistry research include Research include X-ray single crystal and powder diffraction, electron microscopy.
Facilities: trace element analysisGeneric Type: Laser ablation ICP-MSSpecific Type: coupled to 7900 Manufacturer / Model: New Wave 213 nmTechnical Specification: LA-ICP-MSType of Measurements: bioimaging of elements
Geotechnics Towing Channel - Aberdeen Open Channel Facility (AOCF)
Completed in 2008, the Aberdeen Open-Channel Facility consists of three components: a 23m long open channel flume; a motorized instrumental carriage; and a unique modular Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system. The combination of these three components form a world-class facility for studying smooth- and rough-bed hydrodynamics, sediment transport processes, flow-biota interactions and other aspects of fluvial and eco-hydraulics.The towing channel was developed in 2002 to facilitate research projects focused on the interaction between moving objects and the seabed. This includes a wide range of applications such as the effect of trawling gear components on the seabed; pipeline–seabed interactions or iceberg keel scouring. The facility consists of a sand channel 4.8m long, 0.8m wide and 0.3 m deep and a trolley, able to move at a controlled velocity ranging from 0.01m/s to 0.2m/s. The trolley is moved along two rails placed on the top of the sand channel by a pulley and wire system driven by an electric motor.
The flume is used mainly for sediment transport research applicable to river engineering. It incorporates a specially designed sediment trap on its underside which captures transported sediment for analysis. Typical experiments in the flume involve sediment transport measurements, detailed imaging of the bed as it changes through time in response to the transport processes and detailed measurements of the turbulent flow structures near the bed using laser Doppler anemometry (LDA) and particle image velocimetry (PIV).
The optical microscopy facilities in the Department have recently been upgraded and rehoused in new laboratories. The facilities include a range of light microscopy and digital camera set-ups, enhanced by cold-gun cathodoluminescence and fluid inclusion analysis. The optical microscopy facilities are available for research staff and students. The facilities are housed in Meston G12 and G14. For further information and booking please contact the lab manager. The facilities are available for external use.Lab Manager: Dr Joyce Neilson
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.Equipment: AFM - NanoObserver from CSIAllows AFM imaging of surfaces in the following modes: Contact, AC and Force Modulation. Can scan areas up to 100 x 100 m2. Topographic images in all three modes, friction mapping in contact mode, elastic and viscoelastic mapping of surfaces in Force-Modulation and AC modes, respectively.For any information related to the instrument please contact:Dr. Angel Cuesta Ciscar
The laboratory is used for organic geochemistry, geochemistry and petrology. It includes analytical equipment as well as space set aside for preparative work. We like to host visits and we like to share, if you are interested in any of the following techniques or resources than contact us.Most Commonly Used Techniques: At the present time the most commonly applied laboratory techniques are: - Heavy mineral analysis - Hydrocarbon biomarker analysis for oils and source rocks - Sedimentary particle size analysisAnalytical Facilities and Equipment - We have GC-MS’s with HP-1 or HP-5 equivalent columns fitted and a PY-GCMS - Carbon/sulphur elemental analyser - Sedimentary Particle Size analyserWe also have work spaces permanently set aside for: - Soxhlet extraction - Microfluidic work - Heavy mineral analysis - SARA analysis
The School of Psychology has several state-of-the-art research facilities and access to special populations (such as patients, healthy older adults, schools, industries, among others) to facilitate cutting-edge research in various disciplines of psychology. The School houses the Psychophysiology Centre as well as several other facilities for psychological research.The colour psychophysics laboratory is set up for running experiments that tightly control spatio-chromatic properties of the stimuli. It consists of two dark rooms equipped with testing machines with high resolution CRT displays controlled through VISAGE systems. A pair of FE-1 Stereovision goggles is also available for stereo vision experiments. SpectroCal and ColorCal2 devices enable calibration of CRT devices and measurement of stimuli. This equipment is put to use in studying how colour and luminance signals interact in attention, perceptual organization and object categorization.
The Halliburton Visualization Suite, forms part of our seismic interpretation, geo-modelling and global analogue characterisation capability.We have a large visualisation screen that is coupled to a back projection system with full 3D capabilities. Data and interpretations can be manipulated and visualised to facilitate really 'getting inside' the 3 dimensionality of a model. The software available in seisLAB can be accessed in the VIZsuite. The suite also consists of a meeting room space, with board room style table and chairs and a large TV monitor for presentations which foster both discipline specific and multi-disciplinary collaboration.
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Facilities for Materials Chemistry Research include X-ray single crystal and powder diffraction, electron microscopyHigh-resolution X-ray diffractometer Cu Ka1 system equipped with a Johannson monoochromator for general phase identification and Rietveld analysis. The diffractometer has a PIXcel 1D detector and can be equipped with incident and diffracted beam 0.02 or 0.04 RAD Soller slits. Dedicated small angle scattering (SAXS) slits are also available.
We are committed to the identification of environmental and biological processes in which metals and metalloids play a central role, by determination of the form of the metal(loid) species by use of state-of-the-art mass spectrometric methods such as ICP-MS and ES-MS.
The School of Psychology has several state-of-the-art research facilities and access to special populations (such as patients, healthy older adults, schools, industries, among others) to facilitate cutting-edge research in various disciplines of psychology. The language lab has three PCs equipped with Eprime software and Eprime and Cedrus button boxes for collecting RT data. It also has two portable Marantz solid state recorders as well as high quality microphones and headphones for running language experiments. In addition, it has Adobe Audition software for spoken stimuli editing and a copy of the CELEX Lexical Database (English, Dutch and German). The language and number lab is administered by Dr Sandie Cleland.
The mission of the Kosterlitz Centre for Therapeutics is to facilitate the translation of biological innovation into novel therapeutics and to provide unique opportunities for specialised training in biodiscovery. The Centre is a cross-College initiative and seeks to capitalise on the wealth of research expertise in the University of Aberdeen. The University of Aberdeen has world-class research programmes in a number of areas; biological discoveries that emanate from our research will be translated into novel commerciality viable therapeutics via the Kosterlitz Centre for Therapeutics.Our Research Centres of Excellence:♦The Institute of Medical Sciences has state-of-the-art Technology Facilities. The Institute houses a number of cutting-edge biomedical research programmes.♦Division of Applied Medicine has the primary aim of fostering an environment where original observations and novel findings made in the research-laboratory setting of the Institute of Medical Sciences, in the clinical research setting of the Health Sciences Building and our hospital facilities can be used to develop new and innovative tests (biomarkers) for disease or new medicines.♦The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health brings together extensive capabilities and expertise in nutritional research to pursue cutting-edge science aimed at preventing disease and improving health through good nutrition.♦The Marine Biosdiscovery Centre is at the forefront of natural products research. Biodiscovery is the discovery of compounds from natural sources with biological applications, particularly novel biomedicines.♦ Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences is addressing the fundamental biological consequences of environmental change.
The Grampian Biorepository is a fully accredited tissue bank, accredited by Health Improvement Scotland in 2014. It is embedded within the CPA Accredited Department of Pathology of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.The Grampian Biorepository focuses on collection of tumour-related human biosamples. It provides academia and industry cancer researchers with a range of high quality tumour and normal specimens and clinical data obtained from patients across the North of Scotland.
These instruments are used in a range of metabolic studies to determine the stable isotopic enrichment of compounds of biological interest and to quantify specific metabolites by isotope dilution.The section has an Agilent 5973 MSD instrument with both electron impact (EI) and chemical ionization (PCI and NCI) techniques available.Facilities support research in:- Protein Metabolism- Glucose kinetics- Structural analysis- Quantitative analysis by Isotope Dilution
The vibration table is industry standard for automotive, aerospace and electronics testing and has been used extensively at Oceanlab for those industries as well as subsea technologies.It allows designs to be evaluated for shocks or mechanical resonances by carrying out automatic swept-sine resonance searching with programmable trigger level and dwell time.Accelerated-life testing of land and air and sea transportation stresses, can also be performed, as well as and shock testing, to simulate stresses from rough handling of equipment during deployment at sea.
A purpose-built roof-top facility hosts a range of satellite receivers, used to test and evaluate Internet services using DVB transmission technology. Terminals range from 0.3m to 2.5m in size, and include both commercial-off-the-shelf systems and prototype designs for new equipment. Work from the laboratory has supported design of a range of DVB standards for IP-based data transmission, including the Generic Stream Encapsulation (GSE), and the addition of IP networking support to the latest DVB-RCS2 specification.
These instruments are used in a range of metabolic studies using stable isotopes (13C, 180 & Deuterium) and are capable at low levels of isotopic incorporation. The section has 3 instruments:◊ Thermo Delta V Advantage◊ Thermo Delta Plus XL◊ Elementar Precision and IsoflowEstablished methods are routinely used with the opportunity to develop new techniques based on research demands
The Palynology facility is a specially adapted laboratory for the use of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and other chemicals in the preparation of samples for the analysis of organic-walled microfossils. The lab is used in the production of samples for the use of PhD students and staff at the university, and clients in the hydrocarbon industry. The laboratory is equipped for the preparation of palynology mounts for analysis in the departmental microscopy laboratory.
The School of Psychology has several state-of-the-art research facilities and access to special populations (such as patients, healthy older adults, schools, industries, among others) to facilitate cutting-edge research in various disciplines of psychology. In the Grasp Lab, the aims of our research are to study the role of visual information for effective motor control and to learn about the complex interplay between the perceptual and motor systems. Specifically, we study the use of visual information during the planning, execution, and control of hand movements in healthy humans and patients. In order to investigate action and perception processes, we apply and combine various movement tracking (Optotrak 3020, TrakStar) and eye tracking (EOG, Eyelink) systems. We are also successfully interfacing movement tracking and eye-tracking devices with each other, enabling an effective measurement of simultaneous eye and hand movements. The grasp lab is administered by Dr Constanze Hesse.
Aberdeen Centre for Electron Microscopy, Analysis and Characterisation (ACEMAC):
Aberdeen Centre for Electron Microscopy, Analysis and Characterisation (ACEMAC) is a facility open to users from across the university and beyond, housed in Meston Building Room 028A (King’s College, Old Aberdeen campus) and is based around a Carl Zeiss GeminiSEM 300 – high resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with SE (secondary electron), BSE (backscattered electron) and CL (cathodoluminescence) detectors. The GeminiSEM 300 can be operated in both high vacuum and variable pressure modes, enabling imaging of a wide variety of sample types, from steel to rocks to biological cells.
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Facilities for Materials Chemistry Research include X-ray single crystal and powder diffraction, electron microscopyX-ray powder diffractometer with Cu Ka1/Ka2 radiation for general phase analysis - The diffractometer has a PIXcel 1D detector and 0.04 RAD Soller slits. The diffractometer PC contains the highscore software linked to the ICDD pdf2 database for search/match of phases.
The School of Psychology has several state-of-the-art research facilities and access to special populations (such as patients, healthy older adults, schools, industries, among others) to facilitate cutting-edge research in various disciplines of psychology. Various databases comprising emotional faces of both adults and children are frequently used in order to investigate various aspects of social cognition and emotion perception. E-Prime is most commonly used for data collection, along with E-DataAid, Excel, and SPSS for analysis purposes. Touch-screen experiments are currently being developed using modern tablet technology in order to introduce a more direct-interaction component to social cognition judgements. Computerised questionnaires are used to measure social skills (e.g., the Autism-Spectrum Quotient), emotional intelligence, and mood. Self-report diary measures are also employed to measure sleep patterns. The emotion lab is administered by Dr Margaret Jackson
The Centre for Genome-Enabled Biology and Medicine (CGEBM) aims to accelerate discovery in genome-enabled research across the University of Aberdeen.
To achieve this the Centre couples provision of various genomic
technologies, including next generation sequencing (NGS), with the
delivery of learning activities and resources to enable researchers to
develop expertise in the application of these technologies in their
research, teaching and postgraduate training.Keywords: Next generation sequencing, microarrays, bioinformation & biostatistis, ancient DNA/single cell labs.
The Institute uses Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry to support research into programmes aimed at understanding the balance between diet and human health.LC/MS is a powerful technique, combining the separation capabilities of liquid chromatography with the mass analysis capabilities of mass spectrometry. The LC/MS/MS instruments are used for the quantification of a range of metabolites by Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) and the specificity of the MRM technique ensures greater sensitivity. The section has 4 triple-quad mass spectrometers-AB Sciex Q-Trap 4000-AB Sciex API 3200-Agilent 6490-Shimadzu 8060
The Analytical Chemistry Section was set up to carry out analysis for the Institute under strict regimes of quality control thus providing consistency, accuracy and precision in all analyses published.Over the years the section has modified its services to adapt to the needs of the institute but the original ideals are still relevant. Analytical methods can be developed and validated and the facilities provided for them to be carried out.The section comprises the following groups:- Automated Colorimetric Analysis and nitrogen- Proximate Analysis- Carbohydrate and Fat Analysis- Chromatography- X-Map Technology
This flume has the special facility of being able to re-circulate sediment that is transported to the downstream outlet during an experiment.The flume was built specifically to investigate the transport of riverbed material under uniform flow conditions. The flume has a straight, rectangular section, 11m long and 400mm wide and a variable bed slope up to 1 in 50. Flow spills into a large downstream tank and is re-circulated to the upstream header tank through a 6 inch pipe with flow rates of up to 30 l/s. Sediment that is transported downstream is re-circulated separately from the main flow using a vortex pump which pumps a water-sediment mixture through a 1.5 inch pipe at high velocity.The re-circulated sediment is reintroduced to the flow at the upstream end of the flume and is distributed across the width of the channel. A V-notch weir is used to measure discharge and bedload transport samples can be collected by intercepting the flow as it spills from the end of the channel. Typical experiments in the flume involve sediment transport measurements, detailed imaging of the bed as it changes through time in response to the transport processes and detailed measurements of the turbulent flow structures near the bed using laser Doppler anemometry (LDA) and particle image velocimetry (PIV).
Aberdeen University Geophysical Equipment Repository (AUGER)
AUGER is a suite of geophysical equipment available for research or commercial projects.
It currently contains: 1 x Leica dGPS system; Geoscanners bistatic 80MHz and dual 200/400 MHz ground penetrating radar; 2 x Geometrics G-857 magnetometers; 48-channel Geode seismic reflection/refraction equipment with hammer source; 72-electrode IRIS Syscal resistivity tomography kit; and 10 x Guralp 6TD 30 s-100Hz seismometers.
We also have access to: GPR (Geoscanners), resistivity (RES2DINV), seismic refraction (Geometrics), seismic reflection (Halliburton SeisSpace/ProMAX), dGPS (Leica), gravity & magnetic (Oasis Montaj/Geosoft) processing software.
The Mechanics of Fluids, Soils and Structures Research Group covers a spectrum of research across four major areas: (1) Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics; (2) Soil Mechanics; (3) Structural Mechanics; and (4) Transport Studies.The region covered by wave uprush and backwash on a beach is the swash zone. Field measurements of swash processes are notoriously difficult while typical laboratory wave flumes are unsuitable for detailed measurements of swash processes because of the small swash produced and because of scale effects. These problems can be overcome by using an extremely large wave flume, but very few such facilities exist worldwide and their sheer size militates against their use for experimental work involving frequent changes of beach conditions.Our Swash Rig generates full-scale swash in the laboratory without generating full-scale waves. The rig consists of a 20m long, 0.9m high, 0.45m wide, glass-sided flume with a water reservoir placed inside at one end. The reservoir is fronted by a gate designed to be raised at high speed. The sudden opening of the gate produces a large bore, which generates a large swash event on a beach, located downstream from the reservoir.
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.Molecular Analysis Equipment:Advance III HD 600 NMRFrom Bruker Daltonics: - equipped with 24-sample changer and a low-temperature probe, capable of advanced 2D NMR techniques, selective 1D experiments, DOSY, etc. - Equipped with a Prodigy TCI Cryoprobe optimised for 1H observation with pulsing/decoupling of 13C and 15N with 2H lock channel, standard 5mm sample diameter.- Equipped with shielded z-gradient coils and cooled preamplifiers for 1H and 13C plus automatic tuning and matching accessory.For any information related to the NMR instruments please contact: Prof. Marcel Jaspars
The Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre is committed to undertaking high quality hypothesis driven research in imaging. Our strong team of research scientists and clinical academics develop new techniques and evaluate developing technologies in order to better understand disease and to improve diagnostic imaging technologies.Investment by the university and funding bodies has allowed us to create an impressive imaging infrastructure with modern MRI facilities, PET CT, cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratories and sophisticated ophthalmological equipment. A strong scientific team is solely dedicated to the creation of new imaging technologies such as PEDRI, Fast-Field Cycling MRI, ultra low field MRI and hand-held PET.ABIC facilities and imaging experts are located on the Foresterhill Health Campus with clinicians being located within the acute NHS hospital, facilitating clinical imaging research and clinical trials using imaging biomarkers. Imaging researchers include clinically qualified staff ensuring relevance of imaging research to healthcare priorities.- Our mission is to undertake high quality, hypothesis driven imaging research- We use imaging to better understand disease and we work to improve diagnostic imaging technnologies- Our state of the art imaging infrastructure includes preclinical and clinical MRI, preclinical and clinical PET CT, cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratories- We have an expert scientific team dedicated to creating new imaging techniques and technologies
The High Performance Computing (HPC) service can provide large amounts of processing power to support academic research and is available to all staff and researchers at the university. Access for external collaborators can be arranged on request.
Embedded within the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab is a well-established and highly active Business Unit. Supported by a test technician and the infrastructure of Oceanlab, the Unit has made available to industry all aspects of the facilities from providing a venue for company events to delivering highly specified development and product qualification testing.Embedded within the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab is a well-established and highly active Business Unit. Supported by a test technician and the infrastructure of Oceanlab, the Unit has made available to industry all aspects of the facilities from providing a venue for company events to delivering highly specified development and product qualification testing.
SeisLAB, our 3D seismic interpretation and visualization facility supports research in subsurface geoscience. SeisLAB facilities have been used to develop novel techniques for the interpretation of sedimentary basin evolution and reservoir characterization using 3D seismic as the primary research medium.
Completed in 2008, the Aberdeen Open-Channel Facility consists of three components: a 23m long open channel flume; a motorized instrumental carriage; and a unique modular Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system. The combination of these three components form a world-class facility for studying smooth- and rough-bed hydrodynamics, sediment transport processes, flow-biota interactions and other aspects of fluvial and eco-hydraulics.The open channel section of the flume is 1.18 m wide, 18.0m long and has glass sides and a glass bottom section to facilitate optically-based flow measurement techniques. Flume slope adjustment over a 3.0 degree range and a maximum flow rate of 150 l/s allow a large range of uniform flow conditions to be developed. The large width of the flume permits operation with large flow width to depth ratios, where the flow in the central part of the flume is statistically 2-dimensional and free from secondary currents and side wall effects. All aspects of flume operation are computer controlled, allowing precise and repeatable adjustment of flume slope, flow rate and flow depth.
The School of Psychology has several state-of-the-art research facilities and access to special populations (such as patients, healthy older adults, schools, industries, among others) to facilitate cutting-edge research in various disciplines of psychology. The School has four in-house eye trackers, one of which is available to all faculty members. The Eyelink 1000 system allows the recording of eye gaze at a sampling rate of 1000 Hz. Computerised tasks can be programmed in the Experiment Builder software package available with the system, or using MATLAB or Python based computer programs. The Cornhill campus also has eye-tracking facilities that are accessible to staff and students. For more information about the eye tracking facilities please contact Dr Agnieszka Konopka.
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Facilities for Biomolecular Chemistry research include a comprehensive suite of thermal analysis instruments (including high pressure DSC).
We welcome all users from the University of Aberdeen and visiting scientists to use the instruments in the facility.Full training can be provided for new users. The level of training provided will depend on previous molecular biology training and can be tailored to specific experimental requirements.
The Marine Biodiscovery Centre has a large library of extracts and pure compounds from marine biota. This library is available to be used for biological research and drug discovery under licence. The centre also brings together complementary expertise in biology, chemistry, chromatography and spectroscopy.What is Available?Facilities - 600 and 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - High and low resolution LC-MS - High and low resolution ICP-MS - Parallel HPLC - ESMS/ICPMS - Fully equipped microbial culture suite - Separations/chromatography suite (eg SPE, SEC, HPLC)
The random wave flume is used for a wide range of coastal and offshore engineering studies including: - wave interaction with coastal structures such as seawalls and breakwaters; - the dynamics of moored structures in waves; sea-cage and floating breakwater studies; - wave energy studies; - wave transformation in shallow water; wave behaviour at reefs, etc.
The Scottish Biologics Facility (SBF) offers antibody and peptide library screening services to academia and industry, which is suitable for a wide range of targets including proteins, peptides and haptens.
The Iain Fraser Cytometry Centre (IFCC) was established by funding from Dr Iain Fraser who founded Saving Sight in Grampian in 1988 to raise funds to research blinding diseases of the eye. Since then more than £3.2 million has been raised to fund several projects including major contributions towards the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for the Cytometry Centre.IFCC offers wide range of cutting-edge technologies to deliver a One-Stop Service in Preclinical Research: In vivo preclinical imaging Tissue preparation for single cell analysis Multi-parameter single cell analysis Luminex Multiplexing Assay Flow sorting at Single Cell Genomics level Cell tracking in physiological environment
The School of Psychology has several state-of-the-art research facilities and access to special populations (such as patients, healthy older adults, schools, industries, among others) to facilitate cutting-edge research in various disciplines of psychology. The School houses the Psychophysiology Centre as well as several other facilities for psychological research.The Psychophysiology Centre consists of several spatious rooms that house the School’s electroencephalographic (EEG) equipment. The two side rooms contain sound-attenuated, shielded testing booths and in between them is a comfortable central area with a large mirror and washing up facilities, ideal for setting up and cleaning electrodes. One booth is equipped with a 64-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo system, the other with a 128-channel Biosemi ActiveTwo system. Eight external electrodes enable the recording of eye movements as well as muscular activity concurrently with the EEG. PCs equipped with high-performance graphics cards are used to control the high-resolution CRT displays on which the experiments are run. A VISAGE system is also available in one of the booths, enabling experiments on colour perception and stereovision through its interface with colourimetric devices and high-resolution 3D goggles. Finally, a high-performance PC is available for performing resource-demanding data analyses. The sharing of facilities between the principal investigators who use EEG in their work is managed through online booking systems with regular organizational meetings. The co-ordinator of the Psychophysiology Centre is Dr Soren Andersen.
Aberdeen Proteomics provides protein analytical services to the academic and industrial research communities, from one-off protein identifications to quantitative proteomics studies for a wide range of organisms and sample types, including clinical, animal, plant, microbial and viral samples.We can help you to answer your research questions by:- providing access to proteomics technologies - giving advice on what approaches to consider and how to design your experiment- costing a research proposal and performing pilot studies to generate data for grant applications
Within the facility we have a wide range of modern equipment and techniques available and are here to help you make the best use of them. We have many years of experience with Histology, Fluorescence and Electron Microscopy. We are happy to meet up to help you get started with a new study or help you sort out an unexpected result. A comprehensive processing and sectioning service for Electron Microscopy, (sample prep/sectioning for TEM and SEM; cryo EM prep). Training and assisted use can also provided.- High pressure freezer (Leica Empact 2/RTS)- Automated freeze substitution system (Leica AFS2/FSP)- Ultramicrotomes, cryoultramicrotome for TEM sectioning- SEM preparation equipment, including critical point drier, sputter coater and high vacuum coating unit- Zeiss EVO MA10 SEM with INCA microanalysis + BSE, VP and STEM detectors- ACEMAC Nano Scale Electron Microscopy and Analysis Facility-Jeol 2000EXD TEM
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.We possess the Gas Chromatography Equipment:- Agilent 7820A with MSD Agilent 5977E, equipped with autosampler.- Gas Chromatography coupled to ICP-MS (GC-ICPMS)- Agilent 7820A, manual injection; also used for undergraduate teaching- Agilent 6890 with autosampler; suitable for cryo-trapping- Gas chromatograph (Agilent technologies 7820A) coupled with a MSD system- Agilent technologies 5977E: GC-MS system equipped with split/splitless liner and a 16-vial automatic liquid sampler, also used for undergraduate teaching For any information related to the instrument please contact:Dr. Eva Krupp
The University of Aberdeen's Systems Biology Integrative Centre unites molecular cell biology, organismal biology and environmental biology with predictive modelling through partnership with researchers in physics, mathematics, and computing science.Our systems biology research activity is supported by close collaborations between staff from across the University, in the Institute of Medical Sciences, (IMS) the Institute of Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology (ICSMB), the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences (IBES) and the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (RINH).
The School of Psychology has several state-of-the-art research facilities and access to special populations (such as patients, healthy older adults, schools, industries, among others) to facilitate cutting-edge research in various disciplines of psychology. There are several labs that test participant behaviour either using computer-based tests or questionnaires. Multiple modalities, such as vision and audition, can be tested in addition to experiments involving language, social interactions, and emotion, among others. Facilities for intensive computation-based analyses are also available in-house and through the university’s large computational servers
Optics and Laser Laboratories (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Group)
University of Aberdeen has had an active and successful group researching optical engineering for the last thirty years and continues to contribute to what has become Optoelectronics - a rapidly growing hot-spot for academia and industry. An extensive set of lasers, photographic processing and hologram replay facilities are used for experiments ranging from the welding of dissimilar materials to volume sectioning using the world's largest dual orientation holographic camera. Hologram recording and analysis are done on special pneumatically isolated workbenches and image replay can be examined minutely with the aid of two high-precision XYZ micro-positioning stages. The laboratories were refurbished in 2013.HOLOCAMThis two ton camera takes 3D underwater pictures and is featured in the 2002 Guinness Book of Records as the most advanced holographic underwater camera. HOLOCAM works at depths down to 100 meters and takes in situ recordings of marine organisms.eHOLOCAMThis was a second-generation camera, developed from experience in design, implementation and testing of HOLOCAM. Significant advances were made to incorporate digital recording, replay and analysis. In addition, the eHoloCam is one sixth of the volume and one twentieth of the weight of the HoloMar camera. eHoloCam has been deployed in the North Sea and North Atlantic (Faroes Channel) from the RV Scotia, a research vessel owned by the Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen. Over 290 digital holographic videos were recorded containing several thousand individual holograms of plankton and other marine organisms and particles. It has demonstrated the deepest (known) deployment of holography at 500 m below sea-level in the North Sea although designed to be deployed to 1.8 km.
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.Molecular Analysis Equipment:- From Bruker Daltonics: for routine analysis of 1H, 13C and DEPT spectra, also used for undergraduate teaching; equipped with 1H/13C probe with gradients.
The Aberdeen Oscillatory Flow Tunnel is one of the few facilities of its kind in the world. The tunnel generates oscillatory flows with periods and amplitudes equivalent to full-scale wave flows and therefore enables wave-generated processes to be studied under controlled, full-scale conditions, free from the scale effects which are present in smaller facilities.The tunnel has an overall length of 16m and consists of a glass-sided, 10m long, 0.75m high and 0.3m wide rectangular test section, and two end reservoirs which are open to atmosphere. A 0.75m diameter piston with 1m maximum stroke generates the oscillatory flow, driven by a 30kW electro-hydraulic system. The facility is computer-controlled, so that oscillatory flows of various types can be generated - simple sinusoidal oscillatory flow to irregular oscillatory flow corresponding to random waves. Test section flow amplitudes of 1.5m with periods greater than 5s can be produced when a 250mm deep sand bed occupies the test section. The facility is therefore capable of generating sheet flow conditions for a wide range of flow periods and typical sand sizes.
The Aberdeen Software Factory is a student-run software house started in 2009 so that students can gain experience working on larger software projects. Students benefit from work experience, while clients will benefit from a flexible, cost effective solution in which their application is developed to suit their needs.We continue to bring our agile, lean and service design approaches to projects. We provide incremental delivery of the most important parts of the client projects in timely two-week iterations. We are flexible and work with changing priorities as determined by clientsClients benefit from the software house by having another avenue to acquire software to suit their needs. We can provide an informative and helpful place to discuss and develop software to meet client needs. We can provide students ready to develop your application in a timely manner, and also tap into a wealth of knowledge around the university. We can provide a number of options for a range of budgets, as well as access to a variety of grants.
Power Electronics Laboratory - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The Group has a wide range of facilities for the design, production and testing of electronic, communication and optical equipment.The Power Systems Laboratories are located on the ground floor of the Fraser Noble Building. Separate laboratories support both research and teaching in Electrical systems and power electronics. Purpose-built high power transmission facilities support experimental research. Equipment includes a test Direct Current rig with DC fault protection and DC/DC voltage transformation capability (900V, 30kW 5-converter Direct Current network). A recent addition is a 30kW prototype DC/DC converter and a DC circuit breaker. The DC network provides a unique capability to test integration of large offshore renewable power parks with DC grids.
We are pleased to welcome all users with all levels of experience in Microscopy and/or Histology from the University of Aberdeen and also visiting scientists from other faculties, universities and hospitals.If you are a new user, we can provide support and training on the microscope system you wish to use. This introduction depends on your previous experience with microscopy.To get started we will tell you how to access our online booking system and can add your email address to our mailing list.Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information.
Welcome to the Industrial Psychology Research Centre. The IPRC specialises in the application of psychology principles and methods to examine safety and human performance in industry, with a strong focus on human factors.The centre has worked with the oil industry since 1986, and regularly engages in research and consultancy. We carry out projects with the offshore oil industry, civil aviation, nuclear power generation, healthcare, emergency services, conventional power generation and transportation.Research interests of the centre include:- Analysis of the human factors inherent in a variety of workplaces (aviation, oil, healthcare)- Measuring and managing safety culture/climate- Patient safety- Crew Resource Management- Non-technical skills such as leadership, communication and situational awareness- Accident analysis- The impact of rudeness / incivility on people at work
The Lighthouse Field Station is one of three field stations within the University's School of Biological Sciences. The Field Station was established in 1990 with the dual aim of supporting research within the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences and integrating this work into the School’s teaching and outreach activities.We welcome collaboration with established research groups, and can offer facilities for visiting scientists and post-graduate students.
The Research Applications and Data Management team provides assistance with the building of research applications and data management services to researchers within the University of Aberdeen, NHS Grampian and external clients.
We are particularly well equipped for research in the two main research themes of Biomolecular Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.Molecular Analysis Equipment:- Advance III HD 400 NMRFrom Bruker Daltonics: equipped with 60-sample changer for automated analysis of routine samples (1H, 13C, DEPT, standard 2D experiments)- Equipped with a Double-resonance broadband multinuclear (BBFO) SmartProbe for observation of nuclei in frequency range 15N to 31P plus 19F, with 1H decoupling/ observation and 2H lock, standard 5mm sample diameter.- Equipped with shielded z-gradient coils for gradient spectroscopy (GRASP) and automatic tuning and matching accessory (ATM)For any information related to the NMR instruments please contact: Prof. Marcel Jaspars
The Grampian Data Safe Haven (DaSH) was opened in May 2012 by NHS Grampian and the University of Aberdeen’s College of Life Sciences and Medicine. The joint facility is our response to National guidance to improve the safe handling of linked public data sets for research.Using electronic health data for research is important means of understanding the factors that influence health and disease over the course of life. DaSH facilitates safe access to Scottish population data for linkage studies while ensuring adherence to the highest standards of security and governance, and ensuring patient confidentiality is protected.