The Biology Masters programmes have ample computing resources to support study and research:Masters suite: Equipped with 24 dual boot Linux/Windows XP PCs.Bioinformatics Laboratory: Located within the Technology Facility, comprises a classroom with 24 dual boot Linux/Windows XP PCs, access to specialised licensed software, a multi Tb hierarchical fileserver and Linux-based compute cluster. Computing Laboratories: a 60 PC laboratory for use by undergraduates and graduate students. There are also numerous computers in the laboratories of individual members of staff, which are available for use by students when doing projects.
Students can register for access to the campus Wireless Network through the Computing Services. This provides limited access to the intranet and internet services. Students in some University accommodation have direct internet access from their rooms.
The pioneering Technology Facility is a leading model for research training, innovation and support. This flagship facility has some 2,000m2 of laboratory space, a spend of over £9 million on capital equipment, and 21 dedicated expert staff members. The Technology Facility is key in enabling our researchers to gain access to state-of-the-art equipment and the associated expertise to use such equipment effectively.
An essential aim of establishing the Technology Facility is to provide an environment that encourages collaborative programmes between research groups. Since Biology is a large integrated Department spanning many diverse interests, researchers using the Technology Facility encompass molecular ecologists and plant scientists through to cancer researchers, mammalian physiologists and protein chemists.
In addition, we have an extensive range of external users including lage multinationals, small biotech companies, as well as other universities and research institutes.