Laboratories

New tools exist to measure the position of cellular components at the nanometer (molecular) level as well as their dynamics and to measure and apply forces to single molecules in sub-cellular regions. When coupled with the explosion of knowledge in computational biology and modeling, it is now possible to address major unanswered questions of exactly how cells and tissues move, sense environmental forces and apply forces to neighboring cells or matrices.

The MBI laboratories facilitate image-related research and offer a wide range of microscopes and image analysis resources. Our expert staff ensure the smooth and reliable operation of our facilities and labs. (Pictured, left to right:) Wong Kwan Pool, June, Tan Bee Leng, Low Yee Teck, Michael, Sellam Kannan, Shashikant B. Joshi, Liang Mui Yee, Rosa Cynthia, Suharzy Bin Osman, Noorainee Bte Mohd Noor and Lim Beng Meng, Christine.

The MBI laboratories facilitate image-related research and offer a wide range of microscopes and image analysis resources. Our expert staff ensure the smooth and reliable operation of our facilities and labs. (Pictured, left to right:) Wong Kwan Pool, June, Tan Bee Leng, Suharzy Bin Osman, Liang Mui Yee, Rosa Cynthia, Lim Beng Meng, Christine, Sellam Kannan, Evelyn Lau Yu Hua, Lee Kum Khee, Judy, and Noorainee Bte Mohd Noor.

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.

MBI's open lab concept demonstrates a modern concept for scientific collaboration and research.

MBI’s open lab concept demonstrates a modern concept for scientific collaboration and research. Laboratory manager, LIANG Mui Yee, Rosa Cynthia is available to answer your questions about MBI’s laboratory resources.

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.