Life Science & Soft Matter Instruments

Contact: Nicole Schieber
Life Science & Soft Matter Lab Manager

The Life Science & Soft Matter Facility is located on the ground floor of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) building. This purpose-built laboratory houses two state of the art transmission electron microscopes, a serial blockface scanning electron microscope and two Focussed Ion Beam Dual Beam scanning electron microscopes plus a range of sample preparation facilities. In addition, the laboratory is equipped with a benchtop scanning electron microscope and a sophisticated optical microscopy suite including a laser microdissection confocal.

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
Building 75, Level 1
Cnr Cooper and College Road
St Lucia, Queensland, 4072


Hitachi NX5000 ETHOS FIB-SEMHitachi TM4000 Plus SEM
FEI Scios FIB - Dual Beam Scanning Electron MicroscopeZeiss Sigma Cryo-SEM
Leica Empact 2 High Pressure Freezer with RTSHitachi HT7700 120kV TEMs (x2)
Leica HPM100, High Pressure FreezerLeica Ultracut UC6 x4 (with FCS cryo sectioning capabilities)
Leica ASF Freeze Substitution System with FSPHitachi IM4000 Plus Ion Milling System
Nikon C2si Upright Confocal Microscope Cresssington Glow Discharge
Nikon Eclipse Ti Inverted Fluorescence Microscope Beckman Airfuge
Laser Microdissection (LMD) SystemSafematic CCU-010 Compact Coating Unit
Olympus BX61 Upright Widefield Microscope Tousimis Autosamdri 815 Critical Point Dryer
Thermo Fisher Apreo - High Resolution FESEM with a VolumeScope Serial Block Face SystemHitachi Zone-TEM Sample Cleaner
Pelco Biowave Microwave Thermoline Freeze Dryer
Struers CitoVac