Research infrastructure

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Our network of research platforms helps you get results you can trust. Whether you are an academic or industry researcher, we have the resources and expertise needed to accelerate your research. Our platform technologies range from advanced microscopy to cultural informatics, and metabolomics to health economics. And our platform technologists offer expertise on everything from defining the best method to analysing the data. We support you to solve problems and push the boundaries of knowledge. We make discovery possible.

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    Bio21 Ian Holmes Imaging Center

    The Bio21 Ian Holmes Imaging Center offers electron microscopy for researchers working in biological and material sciences.

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    Biological Optical Microscopy Platform

    The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform offers biological sciences researchers access to fluorescence microscopy equipment.

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    BioSciences Microscopy Unit

    The BioSciences Microscopy Unit offers a range of imaging techniques to help life sciences researchers investigate cell structure and function.

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    Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN)

    The Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is a cutting-edge facility that brings together biomechanics, computer science and neuroscience to analyse human movement and performance.

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    Digital Lab

    The Digital Lab provides advanced interactive data capturing, analysing, and visualisation tools and immersive digital technologies for academia, researchers, government and industry partners.

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    Digital Twin

    The Digital Twin team builds large-scale virtual models of urban infrastructure for industry and government clients.

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    Extreme Air-Sea Interaction Facility

    The Extreme Air-Sea Interaction Facility’s innovative 60-metre-long freshwater wave tank can be used for research projects in fluid mechanics, wave mechanics, oceanography, and turbulence.

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    HyperSens Lab

    The Hyperspectral and Thermal Remote Sensing Laboratory (HyperSens Lab) uses remote sensing technologies to detect problems with crops, forests and other environmental resources.

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    Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility

    This platform teaches researchers how to perform their own mass spectrometry and proteomics experiments using our instrumentation.

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    Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform

    The Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform supports materials and engineering researchers.

  • Melbourne Bioinformatics

    Melbourne Bioinformatics experts help researchers collect, store and analyse large amounts of biological data.

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    Melbourne Bioresources Platform

    Melbourne BioResources Platform provides housing and care for small laboratory animals used by University of Melbourne researchers.

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    Melbourne Brain Centre Imaging Unit

    Melbourne Biomedical Imaging Capability offers PET-CT and ultrahigh field MRI scanning for diagnosing disease and for academic research across disciplines.

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    Melbourne Cytometry Platform

    The Melbourne Cytometry Platform offers flow cytometry resources, equipment and expertise.

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    Melbourne Data Analytics Platform

    The Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) supports researchers working with data-intensive projects to analyse, manage and store their data.

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    Melbourne eResearch Group

    The Melbourne E-research Group supports projects requiring advanced, research-oriented IT, with a particular focus on research communities dealing with big data and privacy.

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    Melbourne Histology Platform

    The Melbourne Histology Platform offers equipment and expertise for investigating human, plant and animal anatomy at the microscopic level.

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    Melbourne Magnetic Resonance

    The Melbourne Magnetic Resonance Group helps researchers analyse molecules for pharmaceutical development, and other biological, materials and chemical applications.

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    Melbourne Protein Characterisation

    The Melbourne Protein Characterisation platform offers technology for identifying the characteristics of individual proteins.

  • Melbourne Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences

    The Melbourne TrACEES platform enables researchers to analyse the chemical compositions, including both elements and molecules, within a sample and on its surface.

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    Metabolomics Australia

    Metabolomics Australia helps life sciences researchers study small molecules, or metabolites, within living organisms.

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    Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health Research

    MISCH provides support in biostatistics, health economics, health informatics and clinical trial design for health-related research.

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    Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service

    This platform helps researchers with histopathology interpretation of disease characteristics and abnormalities, provides animal necropsy and digital slides scanning services.

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    Plant Growth Facilities

    The University glasshouse facilities and growth rooms provide different environments to grow plants for research, teaching and archiving.

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    Platform for Research Software Solutions

    The Platform for Research Software Solutions develops, supports and delivers software solutions for researchers and research communities.

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    Research Computing Services

    Research Computing Services offer a range of specialised computing services to support the University of Melbourne’s researchers.

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    Smart Grid Lab

    This lab demonstrates and tests how smart grids work in real-time, so they don’t have to be trialled in actual electricity networks.

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    Social and Cultural Informatics Platform

    The Social and Cultural Informatics Platform provides digital research support for humanities and social science researchers.

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    Statistical Consulting Centre

    The Statistical Consulting Centre provides statistical advice and support to businesses, government, research institutions and other organisations.

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    University Digitisation Centre

    The University Digitisation Centre offers a range of services for digitising analogue materials, including consultations, advice, and self-service options.

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    User Experience (UX) Lab

    The User Experience (UX) Lab supports a wide range of UI/UX activities by providing access to specialist audio-visual equipment and usability testing tools.

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    Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics

    The Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics enables discovery and drives translational medicine using high-throughput technologies.

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    Walter Bassett Aerodynamics Laboratory

    Walter Bassett Aerodynamics Laboratory probes turbulent boundary layers at very high Reynolds numbers, with unprecedented measurement resolution.

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    X-ray Imaging System

    The unique Mobile Biplane X-ray (MoBiX) imaging system can accurately measure bone motion at joints – such as the knee – as people walk over ground, up and down stairs, and perform other activities of daily living.