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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

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 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 03 9035 5811
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:

Robin Chacko 0466869837
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

Shangary Sriskkantharajah 61 3 8344 6278
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 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 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
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 +61383445752
Melbourne Magnetic Resonance

General Enquiries
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
Melbourne Protein Characterisation

General Enquiries
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 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.

Dr Dee Tull
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 83444360
School of Physics Fabrication and Characterisation Facilities

Jeffrey McCallum
University Digitisation Centre

The University Digitisation Centre offers a range of services for digitising analogue materials, including consultations, advice, and self-service options.

General Enquiries

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
Melbourne Bioinformatics Platform

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

Assoc Prof Daniel Park
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
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
Melbourne Cytometry Platform

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

Alexis Gonzalez
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
Melbourne Magnetic Resonance

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

David Keizer
Melbourne Protein Characterisation

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

Yan Hong Tan
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
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
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
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
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
Social and Cultural Informatics Platform

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

Nick Thieberger