Facilities & technologies

Flow Cytometry (FACS) Laboratory

Flow cytometry is a technology that allows simultaneous multiparametric analysis of the physical and/or biochemical characteristics of single cells flowing through a detection apparatus.

Our Flow Cytometry Laboratory houses five cell sorters and seven flow cytometry analysers and provides services to institute scientists and their colleagues.

Screening Laboratory

Our Screening Laboratory comprises state-of-the-art automation systems and a unique library of over 100,000 diverse, 'lead-like' chemical small molecules.

We have considerable expertise in the development of high capacity assays and work collaboratively with biomedical researchers and medicinal chemists to discover lead compounds for further development into new therapeutics. The Screening Laboratory undertakes projects with both academic research groups and biotechnology companies.

Centre for Dynamic Imaging

The institute’s Centre for Dynamic Imaging offers researchers access to state-of-the-art equipment and gives guidance and training to researchers in advanced optical imaging techniques.

A major focus of the laboratory is to educate and train both students and researchers so they can independently design, apply and analyse their own imaging experiments.

Monoclonal Antibody Facility

Our Monoclonal Antibody Facility provides a range of monoclonal and polyclonal related services. Antibody services are available to external research organisations as well as institute researchers.

Proteomics Laboratory

Our Proteomics Laboratory provides a range of state-of-the-art proteomics resources for our scientists and the wider research community. The lab is part of Systems Biology and Personalised Medicine Division, located on level 8 East in the main block of the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Our experienced staff use mass spectrometry as the key technology for the characterisation of proteins from a wide variety of sample types from simple mixtures (ie, gel spots and bands) to complex mixtures (protein complexes, cell lysates, or plasma).