Research Facilities within BABS
facilities and services available within BABS:
- Dingo DNA tests These genetic tests are carried out in the lab of Professor Bill Ballard.
- UNSW Recombinant Products Facility for the preparation of high-quality expression systems and their products.
- Seahorse Extracellular Flux (XF) Analyser The Seahorse is new technology for use in cellular bioenergetic studies, and can measure 24 wells of culture or isolated mitochondria in under 2 hours.
- Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics provides internationally competitive genomic services to the research community, including next-generation sequencing and microarray. ___________________________________________________________________________
Facilities and services available to BABS researchers via the UNSW Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre:
- Biomedical Imaging Facility (BMIF)
The focus of the BMIF is fluorescence microscopy, examining samples illuminated by high energy light.
- Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility (BMSF)
The BMSF brings together advanced mass spectrometric equipment and expertise to enliven and support medical, biological as well as molecular/macromolecular research.
- Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory (BRIL) (including Flow Cytometry and MRI)
BRIL is focused on providing state-of-the-art in vivo imaging for small research animals.
- Electron Microscope Unit (EMU)
The EMU provides microscopy and analysis facilities to the research community of the University.
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (NMR)
The NMR facility specialises in analysis of substances using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.
- Spectroscopy Laboratory (Speclab)
The Spectroscopy Laboratory focuses on vibrational spectroscopy techniques, Raman and infrared, enabling chemical characterisation and micron-scale mapping of solids, liquids and powders.
- Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit (SSEAU)
The Unit manages instruments for studying the microstructures of molecular and crystalline materials, analysing the chemical composition of surfaces, and determining elemental composition.
Spoligotype patterns evolve through the deletion of spacer sequences that cannot be recovered and have provided Associate Professor Mark Tanaka with a rich source of data with which to understand the transmission of disease.