International Atomic Energy Agency
For our users in Australia this means enhanced bioimaging capability. For our colleagues in EuroBioImaging it means learning about the AMMRF experience in forming and operating large distributed research infrastructure.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australia
EMBL Australia are formally working with us to establish programs of research collaboration underpinned by the capabilities of the AMMRF. These programs will bring significant benefits to the communities served by both institutions.
EMBL Australia was formed to foster and enhance Australia’s international competitiveness in the life sciences and strengthen Australia’s emerging position as a leader in biotechnology research. The centrepiece of EMBL Australia will be the Partner Laboratory Network (PLN) of young research groups across Australia.
Australian researchers access EMBL for through activities such as funded research positions, collaborative ventures and the formation of research institutes.
EMBL Australia Contacts:
e: Mr Silvio Tiziani m: 0418 536 209
National Imaging Facility (NIF)
A bioimaging facility was opened late in 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, University of Western Australia (UWA), providing a continuum of imaging capability from the microscopic scale to X-ray microtomography, bioluminescence and multispectral imaging of living animals.
The facility was launched as a node of NIF and extends the AMMRF capability at our UWA node. This collaboration greatly increases our ability to support a whole range of biomedical fields including cancer biology, inflammation, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)
The Pananalytical Empryean X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) for powder and thin film X-ray diffraction was acquired by ANFF and is housed, managed and operated within the AMMRF node at University of Western Australia (UWA). This cutting-edge X-ray characterisation equipment complements the existing single-crystal X-ray diffraction facility at UWA and strengthens the partnership between the AMMRF and nano-fabrication community.
The Australian Synchrotron uses accelerator technology to produce a powerful source of light – x-rays and infrared radiation – a million times brighter than the sun. The facility has nine different experimental stations, or beamlines, which harness that light so researchers can see the fundamental structure and composition of materials, on scales ranging from the atomic to the macroscopic – with a level of detail, speed and accuracy not possible in conventional laboratories.
National Deuteration Facility, ANSTO
Deuteration enables scientists to use neutron based techniques such as small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) (QUOKKA), neutron reflectometry (PLATYPUS), neutron diffraction, neutron spectroscopy, neutron crystallography and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) or IR based techniques more effectively in the investigation of the relationship between the structure and function of proteins, DNA, synthetic polymers or other materials known as ’soft matter’.
Australian Academy of Science
The National Committee for Materials Science & Engineering links the Academy of Science to the AMMRF in order to foster interdisciplinary materials science and engineering in Australia and internationally. For more information on our connections with the Australian Academy of Science, please visit science.org.au/committee/materials-science-and-engineering