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Research Facilities

  • Sciences Facilities

    Adelaide Molecular Analysis and Characterisation (AMAC)

    AMAC provides a range of research equipment and infrastructure for researchers in, or associated with, the chemical sciences. It combines existing molecular analysis and characterisation research laboratory infrastructure under the one umbrella and includes instrumentation for:

    • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
    • Mass Spectrometry (MS)
    • X-ray Diffraction - The Bragg Crystallography Facility
    • Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy
    • Spectroscopy

    Adelaide Proteomics Centre (APC)

    APC provides expert services in mass spectrometry based protein identification, quantitation, characterisation of post-translational modifications and high throughput screening / QC of small molecules. We also provide expert 2D DIGE characterisation of protein expression, N-terminal sequencing, and MALDI imaging mass spectrometry.

    Biogeochemistry Facility

    The Biogeochemistry facility provides analytical services for petroleum geochemistry, palaeoclimatology, soil geochemistry, mineralogy, sedimentary geochemistry, environmental research and biofuel analysis.
    Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF)

    The University of Adelaide's Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) provides the organisational infrastructure, as well as the technical and legislative knowledge base concerning the use of unmanned aircraft, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), for a wide range of environmental and agricultural applications.

    It also serves as a coalescing node for fostering partnerships and interactions related to RPAS applications between students, researchers, natural resource managers and industry partners in South Australia.
    Waite Lipid Analysis Service (WLAS)

    WLAS specialises in lipid analyses of a variety of different matrices, including blood, plasma, breast milk, tissue, oil, leaves, grains, and more.
    A new and exciting development at WLAS is the PUFAcoat dried blood spot (DBS) which offers significant convenience and savings in the costs of blood sample storage, transport and fatty acid analysis compared to traditional methods.
  • University Facilities

    Adelaide Microscopy

    A broad range of the most technologically advanced instrumentation for microscopy and microanalysis to universities, other research institutions and the corporate sector.


    The University of Adelaide has established a bio-repository (Biobank), on the North Terrace & Waite campuses, to centrally house valuable archival and backup biological materials currently stored throughout its Schools.

    Bioinformatics Hub

    The field of Bioinformatics is a diverse & rapidly developing one, incorporating an intimate knowledge of biological process & networks, along with expertise in statistical analysis, mathematical modelling, data management and computer programming. The role of the Bioinformatics Hub is not only to provide training & research support across these areas, but also to join researchers together with others who can provide the complimentary set of skills, enabling stronger research outcomes for all at the University.
    High Performance Compute

    HPC has long been used in Science and Engineering fields to solve large complex problems and accelerate research outputs. Other fields of research are now beginning to benefit from High Performance Compute with HPC more accessible than ever.
    This video presentation explains how The University of Adelaide DVCR and Technology Services are working together to enable researchers to accelerate their research outputs and have launched a new UofA HPC Service for Research.
  • NCRIS-funded Facilities

    Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) - Adelaide Optofab Node

    OptoFab offers specialist facilities and dedicated staff that are on hand to provide services & technical support to users in microprocessing, microfabrication and characterisation of fibre, planar and bulk materials which include silica, metals, ceramics, silicon, polymers and crystals.

    Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF)

    APPF is a national facility, available to all Australian plant scientists, providing a suite of analytical tools to support high-throughput phenotyping and deep phenotyping in either controlled environments or in the field. Our dedicated cross-disciplinary team of experts provides consultation on project design and high quality customer support.

    Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)

    TERN is delivering critical research infrastructure and supporting national and international networks of scientists, environmental managers and stakeholders, needed to improve understanding and management of Australia's ecosystems. A number of TERN Facilities are based at the University of Adelaide.
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