Learn in world-class laboratories
London Met's £30 million investment has resulted in Europe's largest and most advanced science teaching facility. Inside the facility, there are a number of laboratories including the Superlab, tissue culture/microbiology laboratories, a Category 3 laboratory suite, nutritional psychology and food technology laboratories, psychophysiological laboratory, nuclear magnetic resonance room and an environmental chamber.
In our Superlab we have over 280 workstations with headphones and computers, allowing teachers to speak directly to you as you carry out tasks. Teaching classrooms allow multiple lessons and tests to take place at the same time.
Tissue culture / microbiology laboratories and a Category 3 laboratory suite
Discover the next breakthrough for tissue culture with our research and microbiology-based work spaces. In our Category 3 laboratory suite, you can research vital information on airborne or transferable viruses. This work area has been so successful that it even played its part in one of our students discovering new information about the Ebola virus, saving many lives as she helped find the services to capture the disease in patients.
Nutritional psychology and food technology laboratories
The University’s nutritional psychology and food technology laboratories allow you to explore the physiological effects of exercise by collecting data and investigating the connections between exercise, health and nutrition. To help you gather the most accurate data available, you’ll have access to specialist equipment including a Cybex machine, Bod Pod, Tanita body scanner and a DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) bone densitometer.
The Science Centre has its own psychophysiological lab, equipped with three different rooms with PCs and specialist BIOPAC physiological monitoring hardware and software.
Environmental chambers and nuclear magnetic resonance room
You can also make use of our environmental chambers for exploring the thermal impacts of exercising and drinking, as well as access our nuclear magnetic resonance room, where you will learn about nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry.