Introduction

This is one of the largest and most diverse of the ILS facilities, located over five floors of the 5000m2 ILS1 building. The Biomed ‘wet labs’ offer custom-designed laboratory bench space and various methodological platforms. Facilities include: fully equipped tissue culture (including class 3 containment), microbiology, molecular biology and medical device development and testing laboratories; multiple microscopy and imaging options (confocal, fluorescent, laser capture micro-dissection); flow cytometry (including cell sorting); and support for activities such as immunoblotting, cell separation, multiplex analysis, and immunohistochemistry. Recent equipment additions include: Seahorse Bioscience bioflux analyzer for analysis of cellular metabolism, Bruker BioScope Catalyst (on Nikon Eclipse) combining atomic force microscopy and confocal microscopy, and illumina MiSeq benchtop sequencer.