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


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

The first round was exclusively dedicated to Early Career Researchers. We are opening our second call to independent researchers.

NEOF Pilot Call for Early Career Researchers

The call closed on Tuesday 2nd March and we are reviewing applications. Decisions are expected to reach applicants in June 2021.

New generation sequencing

We provide the latest short- and long-read platforms for applications including population genomics, transcriptomics and de novo sequence assembly.

Isoform analysis

We provide full-length analysis of transcripts to understand the diversity of products produced by a gene and to support characterisation of proteomic diversity.


We provide methylation analysis to understand epigenetic modifications of the genome and its consequences for 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.

Quantitative metabolomics

We offer GC- and LC- mass-spectroscopy to analyse metabolites and other small molecules at high sensitivity and specificity from environmental mixtures.

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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