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Science and technology facilities

  • World class sports science facilities

    Interested in sport science? The London Sport Institute has a new centre for high tech training at the West Stand, Stone X Stadium in partnership with Saracens Rugby Club.

    Sport and exercise science

  • Professional healthcare sciences spaces

    If you're studying cardiac science, audiology or neurophysiology then you'll learn in the impressive diagnostic suites and labs at our new centre of excellence at the West Stand.

    Healthcare sciences

Bioengineering and medical engineering labs

As a bio or medical engineering student, you’ll study in some of the best facilities in the UK. Housed within a new eco-friendly centre specially-built for science and technology, our 30-plus labs include:

  • A bio-modelling centre
  • Robotics and mechatronics equipment
  • Mass spectrometry suite.

Bioscience suite

Our bioscience suite is equipped with an incredible range of equipment with which you can analyse environmental samples.

Facilities include fluorescence microscopes to examine biological samples. You will also have access to microbiological and molecular equipment, affording a broad range of analytical capabilities.

Cell and tissue culture lab

Our dedicated cell and tissue culture lab is focused on the culture of mammalian cell lines. The laboratory's outstanding facilities include:

  • Biological safety cabinets for the sterile handling of cells
  • Four phase-contrast microscopes
  • Several atmosphere-controlled incubators for growing cells.

You can use the lab to discover new biomarkers which can be used to detect disease, as well as in vitro models to determine the efficacy of many potential treatments for disease.

This facility is essential to cancer, reproductive, stem cell and nano-pharmaceutics research at .

Computer and communication engineering labs

As a computer communications student in the Faculty of Science and Technology, you will have access to a wide range of advanced equipment and software.

Our state-of-the-art internetworking labs are equipped with:

  • Cisco units
  • Blade servers
  • High-end simulation software
  • Industry-standard telecommunications equipment.

You will also be able to develop essential skills in digital systems and wireless communications, as well as build your very own hardware using tools and measurement equipment in the dedicated project laboratory.

Design engineering lab

Resourced with facilities to help you achieve pioneering design projects and research, our design engineering labs are custom built to incorporate the latest in industry standard equipment and software including:

  • Lasers
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes
  • Water jet cutters
  • CNN milling and CMM reverse engineering.

Environmental and occupational health suite

The environmental and occupational health suite contains industry-grade equipment which will enable you to experience the real-world process of investigation, engagement with clients, strategy development and the promotion of best practice in a business setting.

You’ll be using:

  • Our extensive collections of food and pests
  • A dedicated resource library.
  • Noise assessment equipment for both environmental and occupational exposure
  • Environmental pollution monitoring equipment
  • Occupational hygiene equipment
  • Building materials.

Hatchcroft building

Opened in 2008, the laboratories in our £36 million Hatchcroft building are second-to-none. The building is the home of world-class science research and teaching at .

Biomedical students benefit from all the latest equipment, while the specialist BabyLab allows psychology researchers to carry out cutting-edge developmental work. The Hatchcroft building also houses advanced computing laboratories, where you can undertake research into communication through the use of technology, such as podcasting, interactive mobile devices and social networking.

Healthcare sciences labs

If you're studying cardiac science, audiology or neurophysiology then you'll learn in our new centre of excellence in the West Stand, StoneX Stadium.

These outstanding facilities include fully equipped diagnostic suites and labs that replicate a professional clinic setting with:

  • Cardiology ward with mannequins for practising ultrasound, ECGs and EEGs
  • Dedicated neurophysiology space
  • Neuroscience ward with a practical suite
  • Medical physiology laboratory to explore stressors on the body.

You'll develop your skills on the same systems used in the clinical environment to make sure you are industry-ready when you graduate.

healthcare sciences lab

Mass spectrometry and analytical facilities

Our unrivalled mass spectrometry and analytical facilities are available for students and researchers studying biomedical sciences, biology and environmental sciences.

Our exceptional array of high-end equipment can support your research in:

  • Investigative and diagnostic oncology
  • Urban pollution control
  • Biophysics and bioengineering
  • Molecular biology
  • Reproductive biology.

Mechatronics lab

Our mechatronics facility has been developed in collaboration with Festo Didactic to ensure it remains at the cutting-edge of automation and manufacturing technology.

Highlights include:

  • Industrial automation equipment
  • An integrated flexible manufacturing system
  • CAD/CAM equipment
  • NI-ELVIS training equipment
  • Compact Rio control systems.

Microbiology and molecular biology labs

Our microbiology labs offer everything you need to develop advanced microbial techniques. The facilities cater for infectious sample processing and culture of a variety of microorganisms.

You can develop molecular biology techniques such as:

  • Cloning and analysing DNA and RNA sequences
  • Quantify RNA levels
  • Separate DNA molecules.

You’ll be able to use industry-standard equipment including:

  • A Leica SP2 confocal microscope for the high resolution analysis of protein sub-cellular distribution
  • Our tissue culture facility for the large scale production of monoclonal antibodies and proteins.
  • A Nikon live cell microscope system for time lapse imaging.

Psychology facilities

In our Psychology Department, you’ll be using a variety of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for both online and offline teaching, learning and research.

Across the department there is a broad range of expertise in neuroscience, psychophysiology and related disciplines, and our specialist equipment includes:

  • Six testing booths where you'll get hands-on experience in measuring EEG and conducting BioFeedback training using equipment such as BioPac and PowerLab
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) systems (128-electrode BioSemi, 64 electrode ActiChamp, R-Nets Brain Products)
  • Wireless systems (BioRadio and Brain Products LiveAmp)
  • Our neuroscience facilities also include both electrical (tDCS/tACS, NeuroConn) and magnetic brain stimulation (TMS, MagStim)
  • Eye-trackers for both adult and infant research (Tobii Technology)
  • Two large Apple Mac labs specifically adapted for psychology teaching
  • Specialist psychology laboratory cubicles for conducting individual projects

Robotics and haptics lab

In our robotics and haptics lab you’ll have access to over 100 workstations with industry-standard equipment and software including:

  • CAD/CAM equipment
  • An integrated flexible manufacturing system
  • State-of-the-art automation devices
  • LabView and Multisim tools
  • NI-ELVIS training equipment
  • Compact Rio control systems.

Sport and exercise science facilities

London Sport Institute's facilities in West Stand at Stone X Stadium give you unique access to academy and elite players and coaches.

The space gives you access to advanced technologies to get ahead of the game with spaces including:

  • Biomechanics room
  • Strength and conditioning training space
  • Physiology labs
  • Performance analysis specialist room
  • Rehabiliation treatment rooms
  • New cognition labs and clinic

Your learning experience with London Sport Institute will mirror real life practice with tech for motion capture, force sensing plates in walls and floors, full body scanning, computer analysis and analysis of blood, urine and cortisol.

Our north London location gives you invaluable access to placements including with Saracens and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

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