Analytical and Biomolecular Research Facility (ABRF)

Who are we?

The Analytical and Biomolecular Research Facility (ABRF) forms one-half of the University of Newcastle's Central Scientific Services, a support unit centrally funded by Research Services.

The ABRF was borne out of the amalgamation of the former AMSU (Advanced Mass Spectrometry Unit) and BRF (Biomolecular Research Facility), the latter comprising Newcastle DNA & Newcastle Protein Sequencing. DNA sequencing services are no longer provided by the ABRF.

Functions of the ABRF

The ABRF exists as a centralised research support unit providing the University's research community with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and associated technical support in the areas of Analytical and Biological Mass Spectrometry as well as Flow Cytometry.


Analytical Mass SpectrometryAnalytical Mass Spectrometry 
Biological Mass SpectrometryBiological Mass Spectrometry 
Flow CytometryFlow Cytometry 
Nuclear Magnetic ResonanceNuclear Magnetic Resonance 


If you have any questions, please contact the ABRF Unit.