Researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, professional management and expertise to ensure professional support, training, and consultation in order to meet research objectives.
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AITHM’s research facilities in Cairns are comprised of multiple OGTR certified PC2 laboratories, two dedicated invertebrate research facilities, JCU's eduQuarium, and a biobank facility for cryogenic storage of clinical samples. The AITHM facilities include an advanced protein analysis facility with electrospray ionization (ESI) and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, in addition to specialised immunology and cell biology suites housing multi-colour flow cytometry instruments. The completion in early 2018 of an additional AITHM Tropical Health Research and Training facility on the Cairns campus at a total construction cost of $28M has significantly increased capacity to expand research programs. Funded by the Federal Government via the Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative ($18M), the Queensland State Government ($6.5M), and JCU, the new state-of-the-art facility possesses over 200m2 of laboratory space approved by the Queensland government for research subject to biosecurity control (quarantine), and will be used to focus on the bio-discovery and therapeutic potential of tropical flora and fauna. The Cairns AITHM research facilities will support vital research on materials from Queensland’s rainforests and coral reefs such as venoms, toxins and microbes that either threaten health in the tropics or have potential therapeutic applications.