StoRIES Infrastructures: ECCSEL / BGS GML

Britisch Geological Survey (BGS) GeoMicrobiology Laboratory (GML) Containment Level 2 microbiology laboratory, with state-of-the-art equipment for molecular analysis of microbial communities (PCR technologies, Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing), culturing techniques (sterile laminar flow facilities, Microaerophilic/Anaerobic Chamber, range of incubators) and the capability to design bespoke microbiology experiments at representative subsurface temperatures and pressures.

State of the art: Impact of deep subsurface indigenous microbial populations on the movement of gas, solutes and contaminants in gas storage environment.

Services currently offered by the infrastructure: Physical lab access for bespoke and standard microbiology testing, with all available equipment for use. Training possible.

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