Major Units & Facilities

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Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility

Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility

Welcome to the Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility (BMSF) at the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC). UNSW has been a centre of mass spectrometry since the 1960s, with the School of Chemistry and School of Physiology & Pharmacology (now part of the School of Medical Sciences) pioneering the development and application of this technique. Since 2002 the university has taken steps to centralise and build capability in mass spectrometry alongside other important research infrastructure leading to its new and dynamic Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre.

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Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit

Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit

The Solid State and Elemental Analysis Unit (SSEAU) specialises in elemental analysis of bulk samples, surface analysis, and molecular and microstructural analysis using X-ray techniques:

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Biomedical Imaging Facility

Biomedical Imaging Facility

Welcome to the Biomedical Imaging Facility (BMIF). We are a multiuser facility within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Center (MWAC). Located in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW we are a team of scientists that provide research support and training in core and advanced microscopy techniques.

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Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory

Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory

The Biological Resource Imaging Laboratory (BRIL) is a unit of the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre located in the Lowy Cancer Research Centre. BRIL is focused on providing state-of-the-art in vivo and ex vivo Preclinical Imaging and Flow Cytometry services.

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Spectroscopy Laboratory

Spectroscopy Laboratory

The Spectroscopy Laboratory has a focus on vibrational spectroscopy techniques, Raman and infrared, enabling chemical characterisation and micron-scale mapping of solids, liquids and powders. The lab hosts three Raman spectrometers (one with photoluminescence capability), an FTIR spectrometer, a CD spectrometer, and a UV-Visible spectrometer.

Applications of vibrational spectroscopy include:

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Transgenic Animal Unit

Transgenic Animal Unit

Welcome to the Transgenic Animal Unit (TAU). Our facility is part of the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, and we operate within the Biological Research Center (BRC) in the Wallace Wurth Building.

We generate customised genetically modified mice for medical research purposes, and can offer this service on a collaborative basis to UNSW and external researchers. We use cutting edge technologies (e.g. engineered endonucleases such as ZFN and CRISPR) for genome editing, and aim at developing sophisticated animal models for the study of human diseases.

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

The University NMR Facility was first established as an Inter-Faculty operation with its first spectrometer with a superconducting magnet, in 1982. It is now located within the purpose-built Analytical Centre, housed in the Chemical Sciences Building (F10), and equipped to an international standard with state-of-the art instruments:  Seven which can measure solutions, two which can measure solids and soft matter, and one which can measure electron magnetic resonance. We also have a computer room for off-line data processing and archiving.

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Biorepository

Welcome to the UNSW Biorepository

Tumour tissue banks are vital for cancer research.
 
The UNSW Biorepository is a purpose-built, state of the art biorepository facility for the reception and processing of human biospecimens. The Biorepository contains biospecimens, including blood and tissue samples, taken with consent from both healthy individuals and patients diagnosed with cancer.

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