Murdoch Children's boasts world-class facilities, laboratories and research equipment. Our Scientific Services department provides specific expertise and training in flow cytometry, laboratory support, sequenom platform, shipping of laboratory goods and documents and tissue culture.

Animal Ethics Committee (AEC)

Responsible for the consideration of projects under the following licences as issued by Animal Welfare Victoria:

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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)

Providing 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

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

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Melbourne Children's Trials Centre

Provides support for clinical trials, ranging from trials of novel therapies to large preventative public health trials.

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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 as well as establishing skin fibroblast or lymphoblast cultures from patients for diagnostic and quality assurance testing.

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Stem Cell Core facilities

Murdoch Children's Stem Cell Core operates on a fee-for-service basis 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 Murdoch Children's Research Institute 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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