Welcome to the UoM Research Platform Booking System iLab

What is iLab

iLab is the UoM supported booking system for effective and efficient research platform management. It enables users to search and book research equipment/services, and provides a platform for managers to administer services and analytical reporting. Its functionality includes calendars for reserving specific UoM platforms, access control for sensitive or validated equipment, time and cost-tracking against bookings and a number of other reports.


The University of Melbourne Research Infrastructure

The University of Melbourne has a strong and proud tradition of world-class research and development. We are a committed partner in diverse research efforts, both academic and commercial. Underpinning our success is cutting-edge research infrastructure, which drives innovation, promotes multidisciplinary approaches and fosters collaboration with industry and other partners.

Our research infrastructure platforms enable research that produces cultural, economic and health benefits. Our platforms cover a wide range of disciplines and technologies, from advanced microscopy to cultural informatics, and our specialist platform experts provide distinctive capabilities.
We can find or develop a solution for your specific research challenge, offer insights, suggest new ways of working and create opportunities for development and discovery. From defining the method to analysing the data, and with training options, our platform experts can work with you to achieve trusted research results.

For more information, please refer to the links below:

Platforms, Infrastructure & Equipment (Access to UoM staff and students only)

Platforms, Infrastructure & Equipment (unrestricted access)


iLab User Guides                          

iLab Support

For UoM PIs

UoM users:
Please use the iLab Support Request Form

For UoM Researchers

External user from an institution that uses iLab
Please contact your Institution’s iLab Support team for assistance

For External PIs

External user from an institution that does not use iLab:
Please contact iLab Support for assistance regarding your account

For External Researchers

For any resource, service or platform-specific support:
Please contact the platform management staff,
refer to the contact information on the ‘Research Platforms’ tab.


iLab Additional Resources

For UoM Researchers


For External Researchers






University of Melbourne Privacy collection notice

The collection of personal information by the University of Melbourne (University) is governed by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) (together, Privacy Laws). The University is also considered to be a data controller for the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) regarding the collection of personal information from individuals located in the EU, when conducting certain activities. The University is committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal information fairly and lawfully in compliance with the Privacy Laws and the GDPR, as applicable.

The University uses personal information sourced directly from you, or securely from Themis where required for integrated Single Sign-On (e.g. name, email address, UoM username), for the legitimate interest of administering University research equipment bookings. The information may also be used for analysis, quality assurance, reporting and planning purposes.  You may update your personal information by logging into Themis Employee Self Service or contacting the University on 13 6352.

Information you provide will be used by authorised University staff for the purpose for which it was collected. We will not disclose your personal information to anybody else without your consent, unless we are authorised or required to do so by law. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold is accurate and complete, and that appropriate technical and organisational security measures are in place and maintained to protect personal information that is transmitted, stored or otherwise processed, from accidental or unlawful destruction, misuse, loss, alteration, unauthorised access or disclosure. We will only retain your personal information for as long as required for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with our legislative obligations. This information will then be securely destroyed in accordance with the University’s retention and disposal authority.

You may request access to, correction of, or withdrawal of your consent to your personal information being held by the University, or exercise data subject rights under the GDPR if applicable, by contacting the University. For further information about how the University manages personal information, to make an enquiry or complaint, or for contact details of the University’s Privacy and Data Protection Officer, please view the University’s Privacy Policy, visit our Privacy Webpage, or contact the University’s Privacy Office at privacy-officer@unimelb.edu.au.

iLab Cores at University of Melbourne

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Biological Imaging (BioSciences Microscopy Unit)

The Biosciences Microscopy Unit provides access and training for a wide range of microscopy and sample preparation techniques. The techniques available include optical brightfield and fluorescent widefield microscopies, confocal microscopy, and scanning and transmission electron microscopies.

General Enquiries biosciences-microscopy@unimelb.edu.au 03 8344 9828
Biological Optical Microscopy Platform

BOMP provides support to state-of-the art fluorescence microscopy applications including confocal microscopy, live cell imaging, high-content screening, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, 2-photon microscopy, lightsheet microscopy, super-resolution microscopy and image analysis.

General Enquiries bomp-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au 03 9035 3021
Bioresources Platform

Team Leaders teamleadersbrf@groups.unimelb.edu.au
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

The Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Core offers a wide range of sophisticated analytical equipment and instrumentation as well as analytical services that can be accessed by external users. The list of equipment can be found here: https://chemical.eng.unimelb.edu.au/industry/equipment/list/

Robin Chacko robin.chacko@unimelb.edu.au 0466 869 837
Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology (FEIT) offers access to a wide range of high-quality analytical equipment and instrumentations as well as many different services, that span across 3 main engineering disciplines Mechanical, Electrical and Infrastructure, for internal and external

Andrew Western a.western@unimelb.edu.au 61 3 8344 7305
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology – Technical Services

Gary Mather gary.mather@unimelb.edu.au 0383446634
Faculty of Science Equipment Booking

Kimberley kimberley.meyers@unimelb.edu.au 8344 9087
Ian Holmes Imaging Center

The Ian Holmes Imaging Center @ Bio21 makes available state-of-the art electron microscopes to the students and staff of the University of Melbourne, as well as the wider community.

Prof Eric Hanssen ehanssen@unimelb.edu.au 83442449
Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility

MMSPF provides open access to state-of-the art mass spectrometry applications including gel spot analysis, large scale proteomic quantitation experiments, identify post-translational modifications, characterise intact proteins, IP of protein complexes, ICPMS, confirm a chemical synthesis, HPLC.

Nicholas Williamson nawill@unimelb.edu.au 61383442206
Materials Characterisation & Fabrication Platform

The Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) supports materials science and engineering research through advanced instrumentation, analysis and characterisation.

Elena Taran elena.taran@unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne Histology Platform

We provide researchers with high quality biological tissue preparation, processing and staining services for histology; a consulting service for experimental design; and training in histology techniques which researchers can perform using our equipment and facilities on a pay-for-use basis.

General enquiries biomedsci-histology@unimelb.edu.au +61383445752
Melbourne Magnetic Resonance

We help researchers analyse molecules for pharmaceutical development, and other biological, materials and chemical applications.

General Enquiries bio21-magres@lists.unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Platform

The MMMPP manages and maintains a range of mouse metabolism specialist research equipment, offering training and access on a fee-for-service basis.

MMMPP Coordinator MMMPP-research@unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne Protein Characterisation

The Melbourne Protein Characterisation platform offers technology for identifying the characteristics of individual proteins.

General Enquiries bio21-mpc@lists.unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne TrACEES Platform

Melbourne TrACEES Platform provides high quality chemical analysis for the identification and quantitation of trace elements, chemicals and structures on the surface of a sample, or within a complex matrix.

Alex Duan duanx@unimelb.edu.au 61-3-83446485
Metabolomics Australia

Metabolomics, a powerful research tool for systematic profiling of metabolic pathways in the life sciences. MA cater to complex investigations using high-throughput analytics for specific detection, quantification of metabolites. MA works collaboratively with researchers around biological questions.

Dave De Souza desouzad@unimelb.edu.au
Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service

This platform helps researchers with histopathology interpretation of disease characteristics and abnormalities, provides animal necropsy and digital slides scanning services.

Tina Cardamone t.cardamone@unimelb.edu.au 03 83448044
Plant Growth Facilities (Glasshouse Complex)

The Plant Facilities provide controlled environments such as Glasshouses, Growthrooms (CT rooms) and Growth Cabinets. Temperature, humidity, light and in some cases CO2 control is available. This facility prioritises research groups from FVAS and BioSciences.

Steve Elefteriadis selef@unimelb.edu.au 83444360
School of Computing and Information Systems

Allen Mari Pilares allen.pilares@unimelb.edu.au 03 9035 8760
School of Physics Fabrication and Characterisation Facilities

Jeffrey McCallum

non-iLab Cores at University of Melbourne

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
ACRF Translational Proteomics Facility - Reverse Phase Protein Array Platform

Reverse Phase Protein Array is a highly sophisticated dot-blotting technology for measuring the expression of signalling proteins in any biological setting.

Kaylene Simpson kaylene.simpson@petermac.org
Melbourne Bioinformatics Platform

Melbourne Bioinformatics experts help researchers collect, store and analyse large amounts of biological data.

Assoc Prof Daniel Park enquiries@melbournebioinformatics.org.au
Melbourne Biomedical Imaging Capability

Melbourne Biomedical Imaging Capability offers PET-CT and ultrahigh field MRI scanning for diagnosing disease and for academic research across disciplines.

Georgia Giannakis g.giannakis@unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne Bioresources Platform

We provide housing and care for small laboratory animals used by University of Melbourne researchers, including zebrafish. We are committed to the highest standards in animal care and welfare.

Dr Catheryn O’Brien melb-bioresources@unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne Cytometry Platform

The Melbourne Cytometry Platform offers flow cytometry resources, equipment and expert staff.

Alexis Gonzalez alexis.gonzalez@unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne Data Analytics Platform

The Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) supports researchers working with data-intensive projects to analyse, manage and store their data.

Andrew Siebel mdap-info@unimelb.edu.au
Melbourne Statistical Consulting Platform

The Melbourne Statistical Consulting Platform provides statistical advice on designing, implementing and analysing quantitative studies for University of Melbourne graduate researchers and staff.

Deborah Maillardet dmai@unimelb.edu.au
Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health Research

MISCH provides support in biostatistics, health economics, health informatics and clinical trial design for health-related research.

MISCH Manager misch-info@unimelb.edu.au
Platform for Research Software Solutions

The Platform for Research Software Solutions develops, supports and delivers software solutions for researchers and research communities.

Prof Richard Sinnott rsinnott@unimelb.edu.au
Research Computing Services

Research Computing Services offer a range of specialised computing services to support the University of Melbourne’s researchers.

Dr Stephen Giugni OAM stephen.giugni@unimelb.edu.au
Social and Cultural Informatics Platform

The Social and Cultural Informatics Platform provides digital research support for humanities and social science researchers.

Nick Thieberger scip-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au