The NEOF-VF provides the following to UK-based researchers using molecular analyses to answer environmental questions:

  • Training in wet lab molecular methods;
  • Access to all necessary equipment and consumables;
  • Next-generation sequencing data (to a maximum value of approx £10k);
  • Training and assistance in data analysis and interpretation;

Researchers (including PhD students) visit the NEOF-VF for up to 6 months, to complete their own lab work following training and under the supervision of NEOF-VF staff.

NEOF will support any project that can benefit from access to NEOF’s equipment and expertise, subject to Steering Committee approval. Please send us any questions, whether more general or about your specific project that will require support, via an enquiry to NEOF. Applicants do not have to be NERC-funded (but work needs to fall within the NERC remit).