Cell and Tissue Culture Facilities
The University of Brighton currently has both cell line and primary tissue culture laboratories housed within the Huxley Building.
Cell line Culture
The department has an extensive bank of both human and animal cell lines including those used for research in the fields of ageing, diabetes, signal transduction, biomaterial, STEM cell, cancer, neurodegeneration and musculo-skeletal biology.
The cell line laboratory has 7 work stations, catering for 50+ users yearly and is staffed by 3 full-time members of the technical staff
The lab also contains a hypoxic chamber allowing for cell growth under hypoxic conditions.
Primary Tissue Culture
The HTA registered primary tissue culture facility has access to 3 class II microbiological hoods. Within this facility we also undertake transduction and retroviral infection assays on a number of primary isolates.