Facilities

Our department has access to state of the art equipment and facilities supporting a wide variety of research and teaching from systems ecology to genomics. Learn about our facilities, specialist equipment and online resources.

Facilities include:

  • Genomics platform
    This facility provides investigators with the latest in 'next generation sequencing' equipment to facilitate wide-ranging research projects requiring highly detailed global DNA and RNA sequence analysis.
  • Life Science Computation Centre
    The Life Sciences Computation Centre (LSCC) provides access to world-class computing facilities, software, bioinformatics support and training.
  • La Trobe University Herbarium (LTB)
    Our herbarium holds more than 25,000 plant specimens, mostly from Victoria, as well as a significant collection of algal specimens.
  • La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary
    Established in 1967, the sanctuary was created with the purpose of assisting in the restoration and management of our indigenous flora and fauna.
  • Controlled environment glasshouses and growth chambers.
  • Zoological reserve and animal house.

Specialist equipment includes:

  • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) - Agilent Technologies 7820A gas chromatograph with 5975 Series mass selective detector. Contact A/Prof. Steinbauer.
  • Laser Vibrometer (Polytec PDV 100) with signal analysis software for studying vibrational communication in small animals and arthropods. Contact: Dr Peters and A/Prof. Steinbauer.

Box Ironbark resource:

The Box Ironbark catalogue is a unique online resource for our Bendigo campus students who can  study the Box Ironbark forests in the Greater Bendigo National Park.

Find out more through our research specialisations and staff listing.