Our facilities and specialised support

Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) hosts world-class facilities, laboratories, and research equipment unlocking new frontiers of discovery and innovation.

Our Scientific Services department offers specialised expertise and support in flow cytometry, laboratory operations, the Sequenom platform, shipping logistics, and tissue culture.

Biobanking Facility

Supporting Melbourne Children’s campus research involving biospecimens by providing advice and support through study planning, grant application justification and costing, and ethics approval.

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Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)

Provides researchers with high-level expertise in biostatistics, epidemiological methods and data management to ensure the conduct of high-quality studies.

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Flow Cytometry and Imaging Facility

Provides researchers with high-performance instrumentation and comprehensive support for performing flow cytometric analysis, cell sorting (FACS), and confocal and wide-field microscopy.

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Research MRI scanner

The Melbourne Children’s Campus has a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI scanner and Mock Scanner facilities available for bookings by approved research projects.

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Tissue Culture

Provides cell cultures and media for research scientists and establishes skin fibroblast or lymphoblast cultures from patients for diagnostic and quality assurance testing.

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Stem Cell Core facilities

MCRI's Stem Cell Core operates fee-for-service to provide researchers with customised iPSC derivation and genome editing based on the latest cutting-edge stem cell technologies. 

Services are available for both internal and external clients.

iPS Derivation & Gene Editing Facility

The iPSC Derivation & Gene Editing Core facility brings together a team of highly experienced stem cell and molecular biologists with over 40 years of combined experience to generate standard and gene-edited iPSC lines in feeder-free and chemically defined medium in a manner that is both rapid and cost-effective.

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Stem Cell Based Drug Discovery Facility

The Stafford Fox Drug Discovery Facility (SF-DDF) at MCRI offers an automated platform for high throughput/high content drug screening of patient’s induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) derived tissues.

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