The School of Biosciences is home to the Birmingham Advanced Light Microscopy facility (BALM). This cutting edge facility provides state-of-the-art imaging technology.

BALM facility

Growth Space

The School of Biosciences has a wide range of plant growth facilities, including six containment glasshouses and large, fully climate controlled growth rooms. See the Horticultural Services webpages here.

Horticultural facilities


We have a dedicated dry lab for the computational analysis of large scale datasets and quantitative 3D image analysis. A collection of high spec computers within this environment provides for a collaborative interdisciplinary research space.

The University of Birmingham Centre for Systems Biology (CSB) promotes cutting edge research at the interface between biosciences, mathematics and engineering, leading to the understanding of complex biological systems. CSB houses high-performance computing in the form of a 128-processor Hewlett Packard Cluster suitable for analysis of large biological datasets including those generated by ‘omics and imaging.