Welcome to the Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory at Murdoch University, Perth.
The Murdoch University Separation Science and Metabolomics Laboratory (SSML) is a unique national resource for small molecule research. The Centre forms a key Western Australian Node of Metabolomics Australia, a federal initiative that supports life science research through infrastructure investments in platform technologies.
As a Core Facility, the SSML empowers researchers through access to mass spectrometry instruments and expertise. We have developed a comprehensive suite of in-house methodologies that support and enhance biomedical and clinical research, plant and agriculture sciences, food safety, environmental science and many more.
Pesticide Residue Testing
Our pesticide residue method is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). Our in-house methodologies have been thoroughly validated for the detection of residues in grain, food, plant material and biofluids including blood, urine and breast milk.
NATA ISO/IEC 17025
The laboratory has been accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities for ISO/IEC 17025 Chemical Testing since 2012. To ensure that our methods are relevant at an international level, we undergo annual Proficiency Testing through the National Residue Survey for Program 49 and 49H.
The SSML has two separate facilities on campus for conducting research, development and training. Contact us for a tour of the flagship Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility which showcase some of WA’s most sophisticated infrastructure and research inititatives.