National Biofilms Innovation Centre

To find out how NBIC can assist you with the use of these facilities, please contact Dr Charlotte May.


Managed Chemical Compound  Collection

An Affordable & Automated Compound Management Facility at the University of Nottingham

  • Compound Library for High & Medium Throughput Screening

  • >85K Structurally diverse drug-like molecules
    • Molecules obey Lipinski “rule of 5”
    • No reactive functional groups

Purity Analysis & Structural Confirmation

  • Samples stored at optimum condition as 10mM DMSO stock solutions.

  • Dedicated LC-MS system to ensure purity of compounds

Medicinal & Computation Chemistry Support

  • Collaborative projects welcome

For further information please contact:

Dr Michael Stocks; Head of Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology



ISAC is a University of Nottingham (UoN) centre of excellence in surface and interface analytics in partnership with the UK's national metrology institute the  National Physical Laboratory (NPL).





Flow Cytometry Facility

Provides access to high end flow cytometers as well as a full range of training and support designed to make your flow cytometry experiments a success.

Flow cytometry facility


Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre

Nottingham’s expertise in translational imaging will enable step-changes in medical treatment and understanding of disease mechanisms

The cross cutting MRI theme is a strategic initiative designed to support and drive innovative imaging approaches in all of our research themes.

The MRI theme builds on internationally recognised expertise in the development of novel MRI approaches and state of the art facilities.

Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre


Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is a cross-disciplinary facility dedicated to supporting and promoting world-leading nanoscience and materials characterisation.

With state-of-the-art facilities allied to in-house technical and academic expertise, the centre offers a diverse range of research and commercial capabilities. The centre is proud host to a unique suite of 20 instruments which facilitate the imaging and analytical investigation of materials from a wide range of scientific disciplines.

The NMRC includes the 3DOrbiSIMS production instrument which to date is the only one in the world. This instrument has the capability to perform label-free chemical imaging of biofilms, materials, cells and tissues. The 3DOrbiSIMS provides next-generation resolution in ToF-SIMS, which will help unlock the potential in understanding why microbes colonise certain materials and not others, in addition to dissecting the intricate interactions in polymicrobial communities.

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre


Pre-clinical Imaging Research Laboratories

The Medical Imaging Unit (MIU) in the School of Medicine is available for clinicians and scientists who wish to use MRI techniques to enhance their research using the state-of-the-art University facilities.

Launched in 2012, the Unit comprises MRI, PET CT and Gamma camera facilities and is housed within the University of Nottingham Medical School. We also provide access to a dedicated team of staff to facilitate a varied portfolio of imaging-based research.

Medical Imaging Unit


School of Life Sciences Imaging

School of Life Sciences Imaging (SLIM) provides cutting-edge imaging facilities to researchers across the University, as well as external collaborators.

SLIM encompasses 3 units, all under one consistent structure; the Advanced Microscopy Unit (AMU), Cell Signalling Imaging (CSI) and Super Resolution Microscopy (SRM).



National Biofilms Innovation Centre

The University of Nottingham
CBS building
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 9515036