Equipment and Platforms

This is intended as a resource for department members so that they are aware of useful equipment available beyond their labs.

Useful equipment in the Department

  • This is intended as a resource for department members to know about useful equipment available beyond their labs. It will be updated periodically.
  • Every item is associated with a contact person. New users MUST seek permission and appropriate training from the indicated contact person beforehand, even if they think they know how to use the equipment.
  • If you are found using an instrument without prior authorisation and training, you WILL be banned from using the equipment AND/OR be liable to pay for any damage caused.
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  • Many of the items have associated keywords, so even if you do not know the exact name of a piece of equipment, try searching for a related term (e.g. searching for ‘radioactivity’ will return ‘Geiger counter’).

List updated: 16/08/2016

Lab groupEquipmentContactEmailKeywords
Departmental Freezer upright -80 C, Thermo (Level 3) Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Freezer upright -80 C, Panasonic (Level 2) Greg Moseley gregory.moseley@unimelb.edu.au
Departmental Freezer, chest, -80 C, Thermo Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Freezer, upright, -80 C, Panasonic (Emergency backup) Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Ultracentrifuge, Beckman Optima L100 XP Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au gradient, fractionation, protein
Departmental Ultracentrifuge, Beckman Optima L100 XP Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au gradient, fractionation, protein
Departmental Rotor, SW32 Ti swing bucket - fits 6 X 38.5 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, SW41 Ti swing bucket - fits 6 X 13.2 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, 70 Ti fixed angle - fits 8 X 39 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, 45 Ti fixed angle - fits 6 X 94 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, 70.1 Ti fixed angle - fits 12 X 13.5 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Ultracentrifuge, benchtop, Beckman Optima Max Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au density gradient, fractionation, protein
Departmental Rotor, TLS-55 swing bucket - fits 4 X 2.2 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, TLA-100 fixed angle - fits 20 X 0.2 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, TLA-100.3 fixed angle - fits 6 X 3.5 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, MLA-130 fixed angle - fits 10 X 2 mL Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Centrifuge, Sorvall RC6+ (Level 1) Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Centrifuge, Sorvall RC6+ (Level 2) - Unit 1 Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au
Departmental Centrifuge, Sorvall RC6+ (Level 2) - Unit 2 Fei Yan fei.yan@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Centrifuge, Sorvall RC5C (Level 3) Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Rotor, F21-8x50y fixed angle - fits 8 X 50 mL Corresponding centrifuge contact   
Departmental Rotor, F10-6x500y fixed angle - fits 6 X 500 mL Corresponding centrifuge contact   
Departmental Rotor, SS-34 fixed angle - fits 8 X 50 mL Corresponding centrifuge contact   
Departmental Rotor, GSA fixed angle - fits 6 X 500 mL Corresponding centrifuge contact   
Departmental Autoclave, Atherton Horizon Kirsty Turner k.turner@unimelb.edu.au sterilisation
Departmental Centrifuge, benchtop refrigerated, Beckman Allegra 15R (Level 1) Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Centrifuge, benchtop refrigerated, Beckman Allegra 15R (Level 2) Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au
Departmental Centrifuge, Beckman Avanti JE Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Gel imager, Fujifilm LAS 3000 Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au western blot, gel
Departmental Gel imager, BioRad ChemiDoc Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au western blot, gel, chemiluminescence
Departmental Gel imager, GE ImageQuant 350 Geraldine Healey g.healey@unimelb.edu.au western blot, gel
Departmental Imager, Typhoon Trio Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au radioactivity, chemiluminescence, phosphor, gel, blot
Departmental Orbital shaking incubator (For S. cerevisiae only), Infors Multitron Diana Stojanovski d.stojanovski@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Departmental Orbital shaking incubator, Infors Multitron Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Departmental Orbital shaking incubator refrigerated, New Brunswick Innova 44 Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Departmental Plate reader, BMG FLUOstar Omega Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au fluorescence, absorbance
Departmental Plate reader, BMG CLARIOstar Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au fluorescence, absorbance
Departmental Cryogenic freezer, MVE TEC 300  Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au cells, storage
Departmental Cryogenic freezer, MVE TEC 300  Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au cells, storage
Departmental Flow cytometer, BD LSR Fortessa Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au cells, high throughput sampler
Departmental Flow cytometer, BD FACSCanto II Shannon Kenny shannon.kenny@unimelb.edu.au cells, high throughput sampler
Departmental MilliQ water purification system, Merck (Level 1) Shannon Kenny shannon.kenny@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental MilliQ water purification system, Merck (Level 2) Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au
Departmental MilliQ water purification system, Merck (Level 4) Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Osmometer, Advanced Instruments Model 3320 Geraldine Healey g.healey@unimelb.edu.au osmolarity, buffer
Departmental Cell imager automated, JuLI Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au live cells, tracking
Departmental Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis absorbance, Shimadzu Biospec Nano Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au monochromator
Departmental Bioanalyzer, Agilent 2100 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au DNA, RNA, protein quantitation
Departmental Dishwasher, SMEG GW3060 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Orbital shaking incubator refrigerated, Thermo MaxQ 8000 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Departmental Orbital shaking incubator, Thermo MaxQ 8000 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au cellls, expression
Departmental Cell homogeniser, high-pressure, Avestin Emulsiflex Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au cell crusher, lysis
Departmental Ultracentrifuge, Analytical, Beckman Proteome XL-I - unit 1 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein, binding, complex
Departmental Ultracentrifuge, Analytical, Beckman Proteome XL-I - unit 2 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein, binding, complex
Departmental Ultracentrifuge, Analytical, Beckman XL-A with Fluorescence detection Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein, binding, complex
Departmental Spectrophotometer, Circular dichroism, Aviv Model 410SF Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein, secondary structure
Departmental Spectrophotometer, Fluorescence, Agilent Cary Eclipse Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au anisotropy, fluorescence, protein
Departmental Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis absorbance, Agilent Cary 300 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Isothermal Titration Calorimeter, MicroCal ITC200 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au ligand binding, interactions
Departmental Biolayer interferometer, ForteBio BLItz Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au ligand binding, interactions
Departmental Ice machine, Scotsman AF156 (Level 2) Kirsty Turner k.turner@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental Ice machine, Scotsman AF200 (Level 3) Kirsty Turner k.turner@unimelb.edu.au 
Departmental qPCR, AB StepOnePlus Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au DNA, polymerase, thermal melt
Departmental Cell imager, Evos FLOID Inverted fluorescence, Life Tech Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au cells, microscope
Departmental Dry shipper Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au cryogenic, nitrogen, transport
Departmental Microscale thermophoresis, Monolith NT115 Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au binding, interactions, fluorescence
Departmental FPLC, Akta Pure, refrigerated Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein purification, chromatography
Departmental FPLC, Akta Pure, refrigerated Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein purification, chromatography
Departmental FPLC, Akta Explorer Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein purification, chromatography
     
Tilley UV Crosslinker lamp chamber, 254 nm Shannon Kenny shannon.kenny@unimelb.edu.au ultraviolet, shortwave
Tilley Hybridisation oven, Ratek Shannon Kenny shannon.kenny@unimelb.edu.au 
Tilley PCR thermal cycler, AB Shannon Kenny shannon.kenny@unimelb.edu.au 
Tilley Spectrophotometer, UV-vis absorbance, Hitachi U1800 Shannon Kenny shannon.kenny@unimelb.edu.au 
Tilley Light microscope, with camera, Olympus SC30 Matthew Dixon matthew.dixon@unimelb.edu.au tissue culture, cells
Tilley Light microscope, All-Lab Scientific Matthew Dixon matthew.dixon@unimelb.edu.au tissue culture, cells
     
Griffin Orbital shaking incubator, Ratek Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Griffin PCR thermal cycler, Thermo T100 Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au 
Griffin FPLC, AKTA Express Mike Griffin m.griffin@unimelb.edu.au protein purification
Griffin Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis absorbance, Beckman DU800 Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au monochromator
Griffin Sonicator, Qsonica Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au cells, lysis
Griffin In-situ crystal screening, PX scanner, Agilent Mike Griffin m.griffin@unimelb.edu.au X-ray, crystals, diffraction
Griffin Thermomixer, Eppendorf heating block shaker Courtney Zlatic cozlatic@unimelb.edu.au 
Griffin Dry shipper (for crystals only) Mike Griffin m.griffin@unimelb.edu.au crystals, transport
     
Stojanovski Microfuge refrigerated, Eppendorf 5415R Diana Stojanovski d.stojanovski@unimelb.edu.au 
Stojanovski Microfuge refrigerated, Eppendorf 5415R Diana Stojanovski d.stojanovski@unimelb.edu.au 
Stojanovski Transilluminator, blue LED, Thermo Diana Stojanovski d.stojanovski@unimelb.edu.au gel
Stojanovski Thermomixer, Eppendorf heating block shaker Diana Stojanovski d.stojanovski@unimelb.edu.au 
Stojanovski Geiger counter, Thermo Diana Stojanovski d.stojanovski@unimelb.edu.au radioactivity
     
Gooley Centrifuge benchtop refrigerated, Beckman Allegra 12R Fei Yan fei.yan@unimelb.edu.au 
Gooley PCR thermal cycler, Perkin Elmer Fei Yan fei.yan@unimelb.edu.au 
Gooley Fermentor, Sartorius Biostat 1 L  Paul Gooley prg@unimelb.edu.au protein, expression, labelling
Gooley Microfuge refrigerated, Eppendorf 5417R Fei Yan fei.yan@unimelb.edu.au 
Gooley FPLC, AKTA Basic Y Mok ymok@unimelb.edu.au protein purification, chromatography
     
Mintern PCR thermal cycler, AB Geraldine Healey g.healey@unimelb.edu.au 
Mintern Centrifuge benchtop refrigerated (mammalian cells only), Beckman Allegra 12R Geraldine Healey g.healey@unimelb.edu.au 
Mintern Microfuge refrigerated, Eppendorf 5424R Geraldine Healey g.healey@unimelb.edu.au 
Mintern Light microscope, Olympus CKX31 Geraldine Healey g.healey@unimelb.edu.au tissue culture, cells
     
Hatters Autoclave, benchtop, Siltex Pratika S20 Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au sterilisation
Hatters Orbital shaking incubator (cold room), Ratek Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Hatters Orbital shaking incubator, Ratek Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Hatters Orbital shaking incubator, Ratek Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Hatters Refractometer, Brix scale Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au sucrose 
Hatters Light microscope, Motic AE21 Angelique Ormsby angelique.ormsby@unimelb.edu.au tissue culture, cells
     
Moseley PCR thermal cycler, Thermo T100 Greg Moseley gregory.moseley@unimelb.edu.au
Moseley Centrifuge benchtop refrigerated, VWR Greg Moseley gregory.moseley@unimelb.edu.au
Moseley Electroporator, NEON Transfection System, Invitrogen Greg Moseley gregory.moseley@unimelb.edu.au plasmid, cells
Moseley Light microscope, Nikon Eclipse TS100 Greg Moseley gregory.moseley@unimelb.edu.au tissue culture, cells
     
McConville Epifluorescence microscope, Zeiss Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au cells
McConville Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis absorbance, Thermo Nano Drop 2000C  Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Merck MiliQ water purification system Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Scintillation counter, Perkin Elmer TriCarb 2810TR Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au radioactivity
McConville TLC scanner, (Berthoid) Tracemaster 40 Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au chromatography
McConville Spectrophotometer, Vis-absorbance, BioTek Power Wave XS Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Roller incubator, Bellco Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville SpeedVac (aqueous solvents) Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au concentration, vacuum
McConville SpeedVac (organic solvents) Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au concentration, vacuum
McConville Bottle roller Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au antibody, antibodies
McConville Sonicating bath, Soniclean Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Orbital shaking incubator, Ratek Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
McConville Centrifuge benchtop refrigerated, Eppendorf 5810R Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Microfuge refrigerated, Eppendorf 5415R Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Ultracentrifuge benchtop, Beckman Optima Max Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au density gradient, fractionation, protein
McConville Rotor, TLA 120.2 fixed angle - fits 10 X 2 mL Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Rotor, MLA-80 fixed angle - fits 8 X 8 mL Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville Rotor, MLS-50 swing bucket - fits 4 X 5 mL Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au 
McConville HPLC, Dionex Fleur Sernee fms@unimelb.edu.au purification
McConville Extracellular flux analyser, Seahorse XF96 Fleur Sernee; Julie Ralton fms@unimelb.edu.au; julieer@unimelb.edu.au metabolic, metabolite
McConville Freeze dryer, Benchtop Pro Julie Ralton julieer@unimelb.edu.au lyophilisation
     
Gleeson Gel imager, Kodak Gel Logic 112 Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au 
Gleeson Gel imager, SciTech Unit One Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au 
Gleeson Plate reader, BMG PolarStar Galaxy Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au absorbance, fluorescence
Gleeson PCR thermal cycler, BioRad Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au 
Gleeson Microfuge refrigerated, Eppendorf 5424R Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au 
Gleeson Transilluminator, Invitrogen Safe Imager Fiona Houghton f.houghton@unimelb.edu.au gel
Gleeson Light microscope, dissecting, Leica M60 Wei Hong Toh whtoh@unimelb.edu.au dissection, mouse
Gleeson Light microscope, Olympus CK2 Wei Hong Toh whtoh@unimelb.edu.au cells
     
Van Driel Gel dryer, BioRad Model 583 Wendy Wilson wendy.wilson@unimelb.edu.au 
Van Driel Cell sorter, Magnetic Automated, AutoMACS Wendy Wilson wendy.wilson@unimelb.edu.au 
     
Ralph Orbital shaking incubator, Ratek Stuart Ralph saralph@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Ralph PCR thermal cycler, BioRad T100 Stuart Ralph saralph@unimelb.edu.au 
Ralph Electroporator, Gene Pulser Xcell (mammalian) Stuart Ralph saralph@unimelb.edu.au DNA
Ralph Electroporator, BioRad micropulser (bacterial) Stuart Ralph saralph@unimelb.edu.au plasmid
Ralph Geiger counter, Thermo Stuart Ralph saralph@unimelb.edu.au radioactivity
     
Cell Signalling Gel imager, BioRad ChemiDoc Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au western blot, gel, chemiluminescence
Cell Signalling Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis Absorbance, Eppendorf Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling qPCR, AB Quant Studio 6 Flex Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au DNA, polymerase, thermal melt, 384 well
Cell Signalling PCR thermal cycler, AB Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling PCR thermal cycler, AB Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Plate reader, BMG CLARIOstar Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au Absorbance, fluorescence
Cell Signalling Centrifuge, benchtop refrigerated, Beckman Allegra X15R Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Ultracentrifuge, benchtop, Beckman Optima Max TL Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au density gradient, fractionation, protein
Cell Signalling Rotor, TLA-120.2 fixed angle - fits 10 X 2.0 mL Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Autoclave, Atherton Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au sterilisation
Cell Signalling MilliQ water purification system, Merck - Unit 1 Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling MilliQ water purification system, Merck - Unit 2 Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Freeze dryer, Dynavac Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au lyophilisation
Cell Signalling Orbital shaking incubator, Ratek Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Cell Signalling Orbital shaking incubator, New Brunswick Innova 40 Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au cells, expression
Cell Signalling Plate reader, BioRad iMark Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au absorbance
Cell Signalling Centrifuge, benchtop refrigerated, Hettich Rotina 420R Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Centrifuge, benchtop refrigerated, Hettich MKRO 200R Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Centrifugfe, benchtop refrigerated, Eppendorf 5415R Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Ice machine, Scotsman AF103 Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Electroporator, NEON transfection system, Invitrogen Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au
Cell Signalling Cell imager, Evos FLOID inverted fluorescence, Life Tech Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au microscope
Cell Signalling FPLC, Akta Basic Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au; heung@unimelb.edu.au protein purification
Cell Signalling Dishwasher, SMEG GW3060 Marie Bogoyevitch, HC Cheng marieb@unimelb.edu.au;
heung@unimelb.edu.au