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, two serial blockface scanning electron microscopes and a Focussed Ion Beam Dual Beam scanning electron microscope plus a range of sample preparation facilities. In addition, the laboratory is equipped with a sophisticated optical microscopy suite and several benchtop scanning electron microscopes.

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


Thermo Fisher Apreo - High Resolution FESEM with a VolumeScope Serial Block Face SystemBeckman Airfuge
JEOL  JSM-5000  NeoscopePelco Biowave Microwave 
Hitachi HT7700 120kV TEMs (x2)Cresssington Carbon Coater
FEI Scios FIB - Dual Beam Scanning Electron MicroscopeThermoline Freeze Dryer
Zeiss Sigma Cryo-SEMLeica Ultracut UC6 x4 (with FCS cryo sectioning capabilities)
Olympus BX61 light microscope – fluorescence, polarised light, DICHitachi SEM TM4000 Plus SEM
Leica ASF Freeze Substitution System with FSPLeica Empact 2 HIgh Pressure Freezer with RTS
Laser Microdissection (LMD) SystemSafematic CCU-010 Compact Coating Unit
Hitachi Zone-TEM Sample CleanerTousimis Autosamdri 815 Critical Point Dryer
Hitachi NX5000 ETHOS FIB-SEMStruers CitoVac
MBraun UNIlab Pro Glovebox Nikon C2si Upright Confocal Microscope
Olympus BX61 Upright Widefield Microscope Nikon Eclipse Ti Inverted Fluorescence Microscope
Hitachi IM4000 Plus Ion Milling System