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Portobello Marine Laboratory Facilities

Controlled Temperature and Light (CT) Rooms


Locations: G04, G05, 112, 113, 114

We have five Controlled Temperature Rooms with a temperature range of 4 ° C - 30 ° C. Flowing seawater at ambient temperatures is available in these rooms. A collective facility for experimental work, particularly on physiological processes, behaviour and larval rearing.

Biochemistry Laboratory and Instrument Room

Location: Rooms 302, 303

HSNO Exempt (Hazardous Substances & New Organisms)

This Laboratory is a MAF approved Physical Containment Facility (PC1) and as such users must have prior training before working in here, please see Bev to arrange this. Bev is the sector manager for the PC1 Laboratory. All importation permits must be applied for in conjunction with Bev and importation documentation held in central files in her office at all times.

Histology Laboratory

Location: Room 304
HSNO Exempt (Hazardous Substances & New Organisms)

Fully equipped for light histology. TEM and SEM facilities are available on main campus.

Reference Collection

Location: Room 110

The Laboratory's reference collection of authoritatively identified specimens of flora and fauna and supporting literature. This area is also used for storage of preserved specimens.

Microscope Room

Location: Room 311
Houses a Vanox photographic microscope and an Image Analyser.

Analytical Instrument Room and Laboratory

Locations: Rooms 205, 206
HSNO Exempt (Hazardous Substances & New Organisms)

A range of facilities and analytical instruments, including: high-precision balances, refrigerated centrifuge, UV-visible spectrophotometer, spectrofluorophotometer, fluorometer, osmometer, pH meters, drying oven, muffle furnace and fume cupboards. Milli-Q is also available in this laboratory.