Other facilities 

The Human Physiology Group has facilities for teaching and research that span multiple disciplines. Many of the laboratories, equipment and assays are IANZ-accredited.

Human studies

  • Dedicated space for phlebotomy, cannulation, and biopsy
  • Interview rooms
  • On-line dietary assessment and data capturing
  • EGG equipment
  • Metabolic carts

Animal studies

  • Conventional and microisolator rodent housing
  • Dietary intervention capability
  • Rat metabolic cages
  • Congenic mouse adoptive cell transfer

Molecular and cellular biology

  • Light, inverted, phase-contrast, fluorescent and confocal microscopy
  • Using chambers
  • ELISA plate reader
  • Beta/gamma scintillation counter
  • Laminar flow hoods
  • Tissue culture incubators
  • Flow cytometer

Microbiology and biochemistry

  • DNA and RNA extraction
  • PCR thermocycler
  • Northern, Western, and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis
  • Fluorescent in-situ hybridisation
  • Spectrophotometry
  • HPLC
  • Aerobic and anaerobic microbe chambers
  • Biological safety hood
  • Incubators
  • Ultra-centrifuge


  • Computer-assisted video analysis of rheological movement
  • Whole organ bath system
  • Particle size analysis

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