School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Facilities and resources

Our dedicated research facilities and resources allow high-quality work to be conducted by UWA researchers.

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Research facilities 


  • -80 C biological storage
  • Advanced molecular diagnostics
  • Autoclave and media preparation areas
  • Cell culture facilities
  • DNA sequencing capacity (traditional sanger sequencing and next-generation sequencing)
  • Flow cytometry facilities
  • Large multipurpose teaching lab spaces
  • Large PC2 and OGTR laboratories
  • Liquid nitrogen biological storage 
  • Lotterywest State Biomedical Facility: Genomics node
  • Lyophilised (“freeze dried”) culture collection
  • Lysophiliser (freeze-dry machine)
  • Bacterial culture collection
  • Micro-array capacity
  • Protein chemistry facilities
  • Transmission and scanning electron microscope unit
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Research equipment


  • 96 well Light Cycler real-time PCR
  • Automated immuno stainer
  • Automated tissue processor and paraffin embedding station
  • BD Accuri flow cytometer
  • BD FACS array (cytometric bead array assays for cytokines etc.)
  • Beta and gamma spectrometers 
  • Bioanalysers 
  • COvaris S2 ultrasonicator
  • Cup horn sonicator 
  • Cryostat 
  • Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis
  • Digital Imaging Hub and Tissue Image Analysis software
  • DNA sequencers
  • eFreezer vending machine
  • ELISA plate readers
  • Fluorescent Inverted Microscope 
  • Laminar flow and biohazards hoods
  • Multi-function Imaging System 
  • Open Array (3072 well) QPCR machine
  • Paraffin block microtome
  • Plastic resin automatic microtome 
  • QPCR machines (96 and 384 well)
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • SEM critical point dryer and metal coating unit
  • Shandon cytospin
  • Spectrophotemeter
  • Thermocyclers
  • TEM tissue processor and ultramicrotome
  • Transilluminators
  • Transmission electron microscope (TEM)
  • Ultra-centrifuge