How to apply for services

Application process:

The application procedure to access the Environmental Metabolomics Facility is described in the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility portal.

In brief, you can either apply for funding directly to the NBAF Steering Committee for a small project, or submit a full grant application on the JeS system. In the latter case, we can supply you with a letter and a quote, and you would then later fill in the form for the NBAF facility - but in this case, just for a technical review.

It is especially important that applicants consult with our node (see contacts below) before submitting any application forms to the NBAF steering committee.

Scientific remit:

Metabolomics research conducted by this facility must lie within the NERC scientific remit. Applicants must fulfil standard NERC eligibility requirements for research funding.


Facility Director: Prof. Mark Viant
Facility Manager: Dr. Ulf Sommer


School of Biosciences,
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham,
Birmingham, B15 2TT, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)121 414 8699
FAX: +44 (0)121 414 5925