Academic members of the Centre for Stress and Age-Related Disease work on local, national and international research projects examining the role that a variety of stressors play in the initiation and progression of age-related disease.
The university has invested over £50 million developing the health research environment, with new buildings and refurbishments and a clinical simulation environment. The laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and are overseen and maintained by a trained team of technicians and academics.
Centre staff have access to a range of facilities including electrophysiological, pharmacological, chemical, histological, radiochemical and molecular biology laboratories and a bioresource centre.
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Brighton Genomics Laboratory:
The state-of-the-art, custom designed Brighton Genomics laboratory is housed within the Moulsecoomb campus at the University of Brighton and the team can be contacted directly at Genomics@brighton.ac.uk.
Image and Analysis Unit
The Image and Analysis Unit provides microscopy expertise, training, support, and instrumentation for the teaching, research, and consultancy activities of the Centre for Stress and Age-Related Disease.
Members of the Centre have access to the following equipment:
- Zeiss SIGMA FEG Scanning Electron Microscope
- Zeiss EVO LS-15 Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
- Leica TCS SP5 Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
- Digital Instruments Multimode Nanoscope Probe III Atomic Force Microscope
- Nikon Eclipse TE2000-U Light-Fluorescence Microscope with Digital SLR Camera
The University of Brighton currently has both cell line and primary tissue culture laboratories housed within the Huxley Building.
Cell line and Primary Tissue Culture laboratories
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 and a hypoxic chamber allowing for cell growth under hypoxic conditions.
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.
Human Movement Laboratory
Members can also draw upon a dedicated Human Movement Laboratory containing circa £800k of human movement and postural analysis equipment and have access to the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre based at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
Researchers in the Centre also have access to the National Institute of Health’s Research Design Service South East.