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Welcome to the Bioscience Technology Facility

Protein Production 50L Fermenter

Premier Protein scale-up


State-of-the-art Mass Spectrometry


Integrated techniques for Protein Characterisation

Dynamic sample visualisation by Confocal Microscopy

Coronavirus COVID-19:

Please adhere to our guidelines as set out here Technology Facility User Guidelines whilst following Covid control measures (PDF , 62kb)

Broad Expertise - Integrated Access

Solve your technology needs by accessing our expertise and equipment: 

 Genomics and Bioinformatics

Imaging and Cytometry 

Metabolomics & Proteomics

 Protein Production 

Molecular Interactions 


Our clients include research groups from within our own university, many external universities throughout the world, and an array of commercial enterprises of all sizes. Explore how the Technology Facility will benefit your research today! 


Welcome from Dr Peter O'Toole


‌‌‌The Bioscience Technology Facility provides access to technology and research services for the biosciences. This unique facility allows ready access to a wide‌ range of technologies and expertise in an integrated manner that can help drive forward your research efficiently and cost effectively.  

Dr Peter O'Toole, Director +44 (0)1904 32 8722 

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Featured Services

We provide an integrated package of expertise and technologies to drive forward your R & D . 

Protein ID Service 

For more information please see our flyer: Protein_ID_Service (PDF , 302kb)

Biopharmaceutical R & D Support 

For more information please see our flyer: Biopharm_RD_Support (PDF , 48kb)

Future Training Events

Bioinformatics for Biologists TBC 

Flow Cytometry 25-28 January 2022

Confocal Microscopy Course 22-25 March 2022

Python Programming Courses TBC

Gene Expression Technology Course TBC

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have had to postpone these courses for the time being. For further information or to register your interest and be placed on the priority waiting list please contact





Current Activities

  • Tune in to hear about twitching (the bird kind), building an imaging team and The Microscopists. This interview is with Dr. Peter O'Toole, Head of Imaging and Cytometry at the University Of York (recorded 2020-09-18).

  • The Microscopists' has been launched! A new biweekly podcast in which Peter O'Toole takes you into revealing & personal meetings with the great microscopists of our time. What drives & inspires great scientists? 

          The Microscopists Podcast

  • Our expert staff have been heavily involved in supporting local Covid-19 testing. In collaboration with the great Biomedical Science unit at York Hospital, our teams have worked in shifts to help increase the capacity, and continue to support local testing at York District Hospital through these challenging times. Others in the team have turned their hands to producing and supplying face shields for front line workers.

  • We have been leading a series of open forums on how to establish safe working practices in the Covid-19 era in collaboration with BioimagingUK, Bioimaging North America and the Royal Microscopical Society. The next meetings will start on the 10th June


  • The Need for Digital Spatial Profiling for Host-Pathogen Interaction: A York Perspective: In this webinar, Peter O’Toole, Director of the University of York’s Bioscience Technology Facility, shares his experience integrating digital spatial profiling into the core. He describes how this technology fits into the wider set of complementary platforms and techniques at the core, with the GeoMx DSP delivering high-plex, quantitative imaging for both protein and RNA studies. Using the example of leshmaniasis, he also talks about early successes using the DSP for developing a new understanding of host-pathogen interaction in specific tissue microenvironments.

The Need for Digital Spatial Profiling for Host-Pathogen Interaction: A York Perspective

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