Facilities at the SABC

A 'Centre of Excellence'

The SABC was recognised by the WA State Government as a 'Centre of Excellence for Industry Focussed R&D'.

Where is the SABC?

The SABC is located on level 2 of the Loneragan Building (Building 235).  The Loneragan Building is positioned between the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences buildings.  Access to the SABC is most conveniently via the Biological Sciences courtyard (Building 240).

The Director's office and Laboratory Manager's office are on level 2 of the Loneragan Building inside the double doors and just before the entry into the secure laboratory areas.

The SABC has extensive PC2 and DAWR QC5.2 Biosecurity containment facilities, including bench space for 88 full-time researchers located in three large laboratories and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Biotechnology Services Laboratories. There are a series of dedicated rooms for specialist activities such as processing samples and preparing PCR, DNA sequencing and genomics, quantitative PCR and droplet digital PCR, mass spectroscopy and proteomics, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, robotic workstations, dark room and tissue culture rooms.

In addition there are offices, a computer room, a high performance bioinformatics server and associated software (commercial and public) and a seminar room. Externally available support facilities, includes a 52ha vet farm on site, and major PC2 and non-PC2 glasshouse facilities.