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Metabolomics Australia

As a result of the periodic lockdowns and Covid restrictions in Melbourne, the University of Melbourne node of Metabolomics Australia (MA UoM) is operating in a reduced capacity. This will cause delays in project delivery timelines which we are trying to manage. If you have concerns please contact your MA UoM Staff contact or the MA UoM Facility Manager, Dr Dee Tull (

We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.


Overview of Services

At Metabolomics Australia (MA) we combine high-throughput analytical technologies for the detection and quantification of metabolites in biological systems with the application of bioinformatics tools for data analysis, mining and interpretation.

We conduct targeted and/or non-targeted studies of small molecules (metabolites). The resulting profiles can reflect the actual cellular condition and provide useful indicators (biomarkers) of abnormalities/health within the biological system. Metabolomics requires robust experimental design with reliable sampling to capture the steady state levels of thousands of metabolites. We use complementary analytical and informatics platforms to detect the response of metabolites to environmental and genetic stimuli.

We operate in a collaborative manner and work with you around your biological question. With our expertise in metabolomics and your knowledge of the biology we work on the best strategy for development of a research plan.

Getting started

  1. Register (one time registration).
    Click on the Register button in the top right corner. (Skip this step if you already have an iLab account)
  2. Request a Service/Consultation

More details HERE

When you initiate a request on the Request Services tab, we ask you to answer some questions and we will organise a meeting to discuss the best experimental approach.

We are a fee based capability and are mindful of budgets and apply subisidies where possible.


MA at the University of Melbourne is the hub of a national metabolomics consortium under the National Infrastructure Collaborative Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS) and funded through BioPlatforms Australia.




Malcolm is the MA UoM Node Leader and Platform Convenor for the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS) Metabolomics Australia network.

Professor Malcolm McConville
MA Platform Convenor


Hours of Operation and Location 

Hours Staffed Location

Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM          

Bio21 Institute / 30 Flemington Road / Parkville, Victoria 3010

Links and Resources

  1. Metabolomics Australia website
  2. Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute
  3. BioPlatforms Australia Pty


Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr Dee Tull
Facility Manager
University of Melbourne
Zofia Felton
Business Manager
University of Melbourne