We believe that shared access to cutting-edge equipment and facilities can bring about discoveries that improve lives.
We are investing in major flagship centres of excellence which put the Great West region on the map and catalyse collaboration between GW4 researchers and beyond.
GW4 Facility for high resolution cryo-microscopy
The GW4 facility, which opened 1 September 2017, was supported by awards from Wellcome and BBSRC, as well as co-investment from the GW4 universities. It will provide researchers across the Great West region with a suite of state-of-the-art microscopy and analysis tools, enabling them to better understand the molecular processes responsible for cell function or malfunction.
GW4 shared scanners
GW4 shares Pre-clinical In-vivo Functional Imaging for Translational Regenerative Medicine Platform, with a Multi-photon Microscope (zebra fish & rodent) based in Bristol’s Wolfson Bioimaging Facility, a Micro PET/CT scanner based in Cardiff’s PETIC facility and a 3T large animal MRI scanner based in Bristol’s Translational Biomedical Research Centre. These facilities are open to all GW4 researchers and were funded by a MRC grant of £2.27 million.