Transforming our ability to understand and manage our environment through world-leading science.


Test adventurous genomic, metabolomic and proteomic ideas and generate pilot data to support applications for larger-scale studies.

NEOF dedicated a second round to Early Career Researchers (decisions reached applicants in May 2022).

The NEOF Pilot Genomics Competition, which is dedicated to independent researchers, opened for consultation on 19 May 2022, with a submission deadline of 30 June 2022. Applicants will be informed by early October.

For the first time in 2022, NEOF is dedicating a competition each to Metabolomics and Proteomics; consultation opened on 20th June 2022, with a submission deadline of 1 August 2022. Applicants will be informed by early November.

NEOF Early Career Researchers Pilot Competition

This call has now closed. Decisions have been notified to applicants.

NEOF Pilot Genomics Competition

This call has now closed. Decisions will be notified to applicants by early October 2022.

NEOF Pilot  Metabolomics Competition

Submission deadline was extended to 1 September 2022 for applicants who had consulted NEOF.

NEOF Pilot Proteomics Competition

Submission deadline was extended to 1 September 2022 for applicants who had consulted NEOF.

NERC independent research fellowship 2022 (closing date 11 October 2022) Please contact NEOF before 27th September to obtain a quote ahead of NERC submission deadline.

New generation sequencing

We provide the latest Illumina and Pacific Biosciences platforms for applications including population genomics, transcriptomics and de novo sequence assembly. This capability allows users to generate a reference genome for their study organism which then unlocks the latest genomic methods to examine genome wide genetic diversity through resequencing, the response of its genes to the environment through RNAseq, epigenetic programming using methylation analysis and much more.

Isoform analysis

We provide full-length analysis of transcripts to understand the diversity of different splice variants produced by a gene, to support characterisation of proteomic diversity and to annotate de novo genomes.


We provide methylation analysis to understand epigenetic modifications of the genome and its consequences for gene expression, development and phenotype.

Quantitative proteomics

We offer a wide range of mass-spec instrumentation for accurate and sensitive quantification to protein signatures to discover differences between treatments and, coupled with genomics, can support analyses with de novo genomes and transcriptomes. Read more about Proteomics at NEOF: NEOF Proteomics FAQs, Case Studies.

Quantitative metabolomics

We offer GC and LC mass spectrometry, as well as vibrational spectroscopy, to analyse metabolites and other small molecules at high sensitivity and specificity from environmental mixtures. Read more about Metabolomics at NEOF; Case Studies.

Phenomics and meta’omics

We offer access to a range of imaging technologies for the automated phenotyping of biological samples. We have large scale scanners for multispectral imaging (450–1000 nm) and quantitative analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence from plants. Bench top versions of both are available for protocol development. We also offer access to expertise in 3-D imaging, in the analysis (including comparative analysis) of morphometric datasets, and in linking phenotypes, including metabolomic and proteomic data, to genotypic data.

Single-cell omics

We provide capability in single-cell transcriptomics, proteomics and RAMAN spectroscopy to analyse the heterogeneity among cell populations from environmental communities or from within an individual.


Empowering the next generation of environmental researchers.

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