Tools and infrastructure

Biochemical and molecular biology facilities

This section lists available equipment facilities for biochemical and molecular biology research. All services listed below are available either fee-for-service or via collaboration to any Australian researchers. New submissions or updates on listed resources are welcomed via the link above.


Name State Description
Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) National This project provides services and scientific infrastructure in the specialist fields of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. Infrastructure investments are hosted by an Australia-wide network of leading universities, research institutions and biotech companies which ensure broad access through contracted services and research collaborations. Nodes in NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD. Facilities listed below.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australia National EMBL Australia undertakes activities that support Australia’s Associate Membership of EMBL, a hub and spoke network of Molecular Biology facilities around Europe.
Bioinformatics Resource Australia – EMBL National BRA-EMBL provides a range of data services as well as providing specialised and unique datasets, tools and services.
Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)  National ANFF provides researchers and industry with access to bio-fabrication capabilities through a network of 8 nodes around Australia, in VIC, NSW, ACT, WA, QLD, and SA.
Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) National Access microscopy and microanalysis at several locations around Australia. Flagship instruments include microprobes, tomography imaging, electron microscopy. Nodes in NSW, QLD, SA, WA, ACT.
Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis, NSW New South Wales Sydney University Microscopy & Microanalysis is the principal node of the AMMRF. The instrumentation and technical expertise are available for all researchers to access on application.
Monash Antibody Technology Facility , VIC Victoria The Monoclonal Antibody Technology Facility (MATF) was established to provide national and international Life Science researchers custom-made, high-affinity monoclonal antibodies and support services.
Centre for Dynamic Imaging, WEHI, VIC Victoria The facility is specialised in 3D reconstruction of sub-cellular, cellular, tissue and organ structure, 4D experiments using line-scan confocal imaging and 3D in vivo imaging tomography.


Name State Description
Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) National. Nodes in NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD. The AGRF is a national genomic service network, providing accredited contract genomics services to academic, applied research and commercial markets spanning biomedicine, plant and animal science, microbiology, evolutionary biology and biodiversity using cutting edge technology and expertise.
Metabolomics Australia National. Nodes in VIC, SA, WA, QLD. Metabolomics Australia offers high throughput metabolomics services to all life science researchers. Services are offered through a consortium of Australian universities and research institutes with world class facilities and expertise in small molecule analysis. Nodes at University of Melbourne and Bio21 Institute, Australian Wine Research Institute, University of WA, University of QLD, and Murdoch University. Each node is supported by Bioplatforms Australia.
University of Queensland Diamantina Institute – Centre for Clinical Genomics Queensland Facilities include whole genome or exome-sequencing to map monogenic diseases, gene-mapping in common diseases, RNA sequencing for genomic profiling.
QIMR Protein Discovery Centre Queensland QIMR offers a proteomics facility together with expertise in post translational modification (PTM). Supported by Bioplatforms Australia.
Biomolecular Resource Facility at the John Curtin School of Medical Research Australian Capital Territory The BRF offers expertise in epigenomics and RNA biology, plus consultation for experimental design, sequencing service provision, and bioinformatics analysis in fields including medicine, agriculture and the environment.
Australian Proteomic Analysis Facility, Macquarie University  New South Wales APAF was the world’s first dedicated high throughput proteomics laboratory. APAF offers a full range of services to researchers requiring access to proteomics technology and expertise.
ACRF Centre for Kinomics at CMRI Westmead and the University of Newcastle New South Wales The ACRF Centre for Kinomics offers kinase profiling and identification, and drug discovery support. Facilities include mass spectrometry, a flow chemistry laboratory with KinoClick beads.
Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, Garvan Institute  New South Wales The Garvan Institute is equipped with a purpose built genome sequencing capability. Its Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics offers two Illumina HiSeq 2500 instruments and Australia ‘s only HiSeq X Ten System. Supported by Bioplatforms Australia.
UNSW Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics New South Wales The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics at UNSW is a focus for the development and application of genomics and transcriptomics, and provides services and expertise in the use of sequencing, microarrays and other high-throughput technologies and genomics services. Supported by Bioplatforms Australia.
University of Newcastle Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine (CIBM)  New South Wales The University of Newcastle CIBM is an interdisciplinary hub providing services in bioinformatics, high-performance computing, ‘omics’ analysis including genomics, proteomics, and single-cell analysis, as well as high-level statistical analysis.
Monash Biomedical Proteomics Facility Victoria Monash Biomedical Proteomics Facility offers world class facilities and research expertise in proteomics. The facility is co-located and integrated with a wide variety of other important bioplatforms capabilities such as protein production, x-ray crystallography, the Australian Synchrotron and monoclonal antibody production allowing the seamless conduct of a wide range of commercial and academic multidisciplinary projects. Supported by Bioplatforms Australia.
Molecular Genomics Core Facility at Peter MacCallum Centre Victoria Facilities include a next-generation sequencer and a nucleic acid digital analyser.
Sequenom Platform Facility Victoria Sequenom Platform provides high-performance DNA analysis, plus mass spectrometry and robotics for DNA and RNA analysis.
MHTP Medical Genomics Facility, Monash Victoria The MHTP Medical Genomics Facility provides a range of genomic technologies and expertise, including next generation sequencing, bioanalyser, and single-cell genomics.
The Murdoch University Metabolomics Laboratory (MML)  Western Australia The Centre is equipped with an extensive range of enabling technologies for small molecule and metabolomics research using validated, in-house methodologies, and the Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility. Supported by Bioplatforms Australia.
Proteomics International Western Australia Proteomics International is a drug discovery company and contract service provider, focused on sophisticated analysis for the biological research market. Supported by Bioplatforms Australia.
Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG), Murdoch University Western Australia The CCG Bioinformatics Research Laboratory has a range of capabilities including: the development of computational tools; a vast range of data analysis and high definition visualisation strategies; and the development of integrated Internet-based information management systems.
Adelaide Proteomics Centre South Australia The Adelaide Proteomics Centre is a joint venture of the University of Adelaide and SA Pathology, established with support from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. The APC offers techniques such as 2-D Fluorescence Difference Gel Electrophoresis and isotopic labelling of complex protein mixtures. The APC also offers Tissue Imaging Mass Spectrometry using MALDI-TOF/TOF MS instrumentation as well as automated matrix deposition strategies.
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Biochemical and molecular biology facilities