Impressive new infrastructure at the Kolling Institute is set to drive progress with research into cancer and neuroscience.
The equipment includes a digital spatial profiling system, which is regarded as one of the most exciting technological advances globally in the investigation of tissues.
The $525,000 instrument has been made possible following a LIEF grant through the Australian Research Council to Professor Mark Molloy.
A new laser capture microscope has also been installed which will allow researchers to capture specific tissue regions for sequencing and analysis. It was funded by the Ian Potter Foundation, the Kolling and the University of Sydney.
Professor Mark Molloy, Lawrence Penn Chair of Bowel Cancer Research has welcomed the new technology, saying it will allow researchers to profile gene and protein expression in specific cells of complex tissues such as tumours, brain tissue, liver and kidney cells.
“This will in turn, provide valuable new information about how cells function in disease and health,” he said.