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.

NEOF will once again dedicate a round to Early Career Researchers (consultation to open in January). We will also be running a round for independent researchers, the NEOF Pilot Genomics Competition and the NEOF de novo Genome Competition.

NEOF Early Career Researchers Pilot Competition

Mandatory consultation opens 17/1/22 and closes 10/2/22 (submission deadline 1/3/22).

NEOF Pilot Genomics Competition

This call will open in spring 2022.

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.

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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