During 2019/20, NERC recommissioned a new environmental omics facility under open competition. NBAF will therefore be ramped down in 2020–2022 as it completes its existing projects. Its successor, the NERC Environmental Omics Facility (NEOF), began operations in October 2020. NEOF is provided by the Universities of Liverpool and Sheffield, and like NBAF, is managed by the British Geological Survey (BGS). The University of Liverpool provides expertise and technology in the areas of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. The University of Sheffield provides a visitor facility for laboratory training, sample preparation and environmental DNA analysis, and lead on phenomics to supplement other omic approaches. The capability and training provided by the two sites is highly integrated. More information.

Visit the NEOF website and send us an enquiry to discuss your project’s requirements, and request access to NEOF if you had written NBAF in your NERC-funded project. You can also apply to NEOF without NERC funding, as long as you are NERC-eligible and your research is within NERC’s remit. Funding will soon be made available in a yearly competition to access omics technologies. Subscribe to our mailing list (NBAF mailing list will be discontinued).

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