Our core facilities cover protein expression, microscopy, computation, nanofabrication, cell culture and other essential services to better serve the Institute members. We provide equipment, staff and service to support and overcome the experimental and computational challenges that our principal investigators, researchers and students may face.
Laboratory Design and Concept
The Mechanobiology Institute laboratories design is based on the bold, unconventional concept of an ‘open laboratory’. There are no walls or partitions separating one principal investigator’s group from another. Bench space is communal, as are the core facilities and common shared equipment such as autoclaves, deep freezers, centrifuges and other common bench-top equipment.
The idea is to mix all researchers together regardless of their research groups in an effort to promote synergy in collaborative research and mutual consult. Where possible, common consumables, equipment and labour are centrally acquired and shared.
MBI’s commitment to safety
The Mechanobiology Institute is committed to the safety and health of every person working in MBI labs with the ultimate goal of providing a safe working and learning environment for all. Find out more about our Occupational Health and Safety resource.