Research Facilities

Our research facilities use advanced technology to provide training, expertise and support to research activities within the Faculty of Sciences, our schools and the University.


Adelaide Glycomics

A complex carbohydrate analysis laboratory and a collaboration between the University of Adelaide and Agilent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd, a leading provider of bio-analytical instrumentation and applications.

Adelaide Spectroscopy

Research equipment and infrastructure for internal and external researchers in, or associated with, the chemical sciences. This includes nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, x-ray diffraction, spectroscopy and femtosecond laser spectroscopy.

Adelaide Proteomics Centre (APC)

Expert services in mass spectrometry-based protein identification, quantitation, characterisation of post-translational modifications and high throughput screening / QC of small molecules.

Advanced DNA, Identification and Forensic Facility (ADIFF)

A specialised network of forensic experts who apply cutting edge DNA technology and sophisticated chemical analysis to a broad range of biological samples.

Mawson Analytical Spectrometry Services

Analytical services for petroleum geochemistry, palaeoclimatology, soil geochemistry, mineralogy, sedimentary geochemistry, environmental research and biofuel analysis.

Biotechnology and Fermentation Facility

A Multi-Scale Fermentation Facility offering services that aim to improve the winemaking process by seeking to enhance the performance of yeast and bacteria.

Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF)

Organisational infrastructure and technical and legislative knowledge around the use of unmanned aircraft, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for a wide range of environmental and agricultural applications.

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Clinical and anatomical diagnostic services to veterinary health centres on campus and to local external veterinarians, clinics and hospitals.

Adelaide Microscopy

Advanced instrumentation for microscopy and microanalysis to universities, available to other research institutions and the corporate sector.


A bio-repository home to valuable archival and backup biological materials.

Phoenix High Performance Computing (HPC)

Improve time frames for analysis and processing of big data, increase complexity in models and simulations, and produce the best of innovative and collaborative research.

Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)

Adelaide Optofab Node: Specialist facilities 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)

Analytical tools to support high-throughput phenotyping and deep phenotyping in either controlled environments or in the field, available to all Australian plant scientists.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)

Critical research infrastructure (AusPlots; Eco-Informatics Facility and Australian Transect Network) to support national and international networks of scientists, environmental managers and stakeholders, who need to improve understanding and management of Australia's ecosystems.