Centre for Children's Health Research - Laboratories

Our laboratories are on level 8, with usage shared between Queensland University of Technology, Children's Health Queensland and University of Queensland researchers.

The laboratories are Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) certified, and contain National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited facilities. They contain both general laboratory space, as well as:

  • specialised areas designated for cloning and bacterial work,
  • both clean and experimental tissue culture rooms,
  • a brownout room used for microscopy,
  • a unidirectional workflow nucleic acid extraction and amplification area,
  • a 4C coldroom, and
  • several spaces for general instrumentation and storage.

The lab houses state-of-the-art equipment including high-throughput and automated workstations, and are primarily used by our burns, respiratory, allergy and infectious diseases groups. Two additional cold storage areas within the building are also used by the research groups, and include -80C and -20C freezers. 

The Queensland Children's Tumour Bank also uses the laboratory to prepare and store samples.

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Lab enquiries

For all enquiries about laboratory inductions, equipment and management, please contact:

Mr Jacky Hung
Laboratory Operations Manager
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Level 8, Centre for Children’s Health Research
62 Graham Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

T: 07 3069 7425 (desk)
E: Jacky.Hung@health.qld.gov.au