This important piece of research infrastructure will help boost the University's capabilities, so we can deliver the type of research that improves the way disease is diagnosed and treated.
The BioResearch Building has been designed so internal spaces can be moved and modified to fit the needs of individual research projects over time. The overall space includes:
- flexible laboratory configurations, which can respond to changing needs and future technologies
- different zones to cater for low, intermediate and high-barrier procedures
- the ability to expand and contract zones depending on research needs
- administration and meeting spaces
- PC2 holding and procedure facilities for mice and rats involved in research
- secure loading dock and storage areas
- capacity for genomic editing technologies, germ-free facilities and sample freezers.
This modern, fit-for-purpose facility provides plenty of flexibility so research teams can keep pace with emerging technologies, methodologies and research fields. Other intended benefits include:
- increase the university’s ability to attract and retain top research talent
- support greater collaboration across the university’s STEMM disciplines
- support best practice in workplace safety, animal welfare and biosecurity
- provide researchers with access to new and emerging technologies in a modern, flexible, multipurpose facility.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.