Our state-of-the-art laboratories and analytical facilities enable us to measure chemicals, biomarkers and gases in a wide-range of media including air, dusts, soil, breath and biological samples. Our most recent investments include thermal desorption/gas chromatography with TOF mass spectrometry as well as liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry (LC/MS). Additional facilities include SIFT MS (Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry). This suite of instruments forms a powerful tool for air, breath and food analysis to assess exposure to chemicals and for disease diagnosis.
We have also recently secured funding from NERC for iso-thermal micro-calorimetry equipment to research the thermodynamic efficiency of ecosystems.