Murdoch boasts world-class, state-of-the-art facilities on campus, as well as through partnership arrangements providing access to specialised external facilities.
Our research makes a real difference ‘in the field’, because that’s where we do most of it. We have large animal facilities, a veterinary hospital and associated research facilities, field plots, glasshouses, research farms and major technology platforms that support our research.
Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
The Agricultural Biotechnology Centre provides platform technologies and world class equipment for research and development in agricultural and veterinary biotechnology. The Centre also supports research in biosecurity, biomedical sciences and environmental biotechnology. Facilities extend across cell and molecular biology, robotics, high throughput agricultural genetic analyses and diagnostics, structural, comparative and functional genomics, proteomics and mass spectroscopy, and a full suite of bioinformatics hardware and software.
Grains Research Hub
Murdoch’s major grains research infrastructure includes Physical Containment Level 1 and 2 glasshouses adjacent to 2.8 ha of irrigated and netted field plots, together with storage and office facilities.
Funded through a partnership between Murdoch University, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Curtin University, and the Grains Research and Development Corporation, the Hub was established to help boost crop productivity and reduce the impact of disease, while improving crop research in Western Australia.
Centre for Digital Agriculture
Western Australia’s new Centre for Digital Agriculture led by Murdoch University and Curtin University, is tasked with developing new technologies that will shape the agricultural industry of the future. With funding through the Western Australian Government’s Royalties for Regions program, researchers are collaborating on new technological advances and big data to help farmers make more informed decisions to improve sustainability and productivity and manage risks like climate change, rising energy costs and market volatility
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Researchers at the Food Futures Institute are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems relating to food production, provenance and security.