Small and large animal platforms and bioresources for plant and environmental-based research

Steven Elefteriadis  (Plant Facilities)

The University Platforms

The University of Melbourne has extensive animal and plant bioresources distributed across multiple sites.

Animal facilities include both small and large animal platforms embedded in both teaching and learning as well as research associated with biomedical disease models; animal production, performance and welfare; infectious diseases; public health; and biosecurity and animal biotechnology. These facilities are managed under the highest of ethical standards with robust quality control and monitoring of animal welfare, incorporating dedicated veterinary support and expertise.

The University hosts substantial bioresources for plant and environmental-based research including extensive on-campus glass housing, broad-acre and natural bushland reserves, orchards, wineries and vineyards as well as innovative research infrastructure projects such as the 'garden in the sky', Green Roof research and outreach project. Collectively, these platforms support research into climate change, plant pathology and breeding, food production and preservation of our native species.