The Department of Biochemistry opens the doors of its Small Research Facilities

The Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Research Hub opened their doors public and private sector scientists from across the country for a special open day providing detailed insight into the advanced infrastructure that supports research within the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Building and across Oxford.


The event, which took place on Friday, 3rd March 2023, attracted a diversity of biochemists, academics and managers from a variety of research organisations who were eager to learn more about the state-of-the-art equipment and the proficiencies that the Research Hub offers. 

The Research Facilities Hub organized the open day but were joined by Oxford University Innovation, a subsidiary of the University of Oxford dedicated to managing the University’s technology transfer and consulting activities. 

Visitors had the opportunity to meet with researchers, tour laboratories and see demonstrations of the equipment that underpins cutting-edge research in the building Many of the facilities also held talks and presentations on their latest research findings giving visitors a chance to learn about everything from Molecular Biophysics to advanced Bioimaging, proteomics and crystallography.


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Dr David Staunton speaking at the SRF Open Day about the Molecular Biophysics facility


One of the highlights of the event was a series of interactive exhibits designed to showcase the latest technology to aid researchers in their findings. Scientists and researchers said they were very impressed by the breadth of techniques and technical know-how on offer and excited by the possibility of future collaboration.

"We had a fantastic turnout today and it was great to see so many people interested in the work we do," said Tony Knight, Manager MGSL. "We hope events like this will encourage more organisations to use these resources to aid their research projects and goals."

We look forward to hosting more of these open days to further showcase the incredible work we do and how we can work with organisations to further their research.

Find out more about Biochemistry’s Small Research Facilities


Ben Gregorio
21st March 2023