Research Facilities and Platforms

MCCC cancer researchers have access to world class technologies and research platforms. There are three major technology precincts across the MCCC partnership including Monash University’s Science, Technology and Research Innovation Precinct (STRIP), Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) and Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct. Each precinct offers specialised services, equipment and staff.

Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) Research Platforms

Several platforms support research at AMREP by providing specialised services, equipment and staff. Some platforms are available to external users. Policies regarding services, access, fees and prioritisation vary. Contact details and detailed information about each platform is available from the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct website

Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) Scientific Facilities

MHTP is home to a number of world class scientific facilities. Our core facilities provide scientists with the opportunity to access equipment and services that are too costly for individual laboratories to maintain.

All services are available to MHTP researchers and the wider scientific community. For more information visit the Monash Health Translation Precinct Scientific Facilities website.

Monash University Research Platforms

Monash has a strong, integrated network of world-class technology research platforms. These are made up of core facilities and capabilities that provide high-quality specialist research services.

Our platforms underpin our research efforts as well as provide access to our industry and collaborative research partners. Read more about Monash University Research Platforms

Australian Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron offers cancer researchers a wide range of non-destructive, high-resolution, rapid, in-situ, real-time, x-ray and infrared imaging and analysis techniques. Read more about Australian Synchrotron.

Biomedical Proteomics Facility

This facility provides expert mass spectrometry services for identifying proteins, quantifying levels of expression and sequencing. Read more about Biomedical Proteomics Facility

Cancer Trials Australia

Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a clinical trial network spread across multiple sites. CTA provides a fully comprehensive oncology clinical trials service that include the conduct of single or multisite clinical trials, ethics submissions, research governance and clinical development advisory services. Read more about Cancer Trials Australia

Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation (CDCO)

The Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation (CDCO) is a unique not-for-profit venture based within Monash University’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) that provides collaborative ADME lead candidate optimisation expertise and infrastructure to support emerging drug discovery programs. Read more about Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation (CDCO)


FlowCore is a world-class core flow cytometry facility that provides services to Monash researchers and the scientific community. Read more about FlowCore

Gandel Trust Sequencing Facility

At the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP), the Gandel Charitable Trust Sequencing Centre provides a NATA accredited sequencing service. Read more about Gandel Trust Sequencing Facility

High Throughput Protein Production Facility

The protein Production Unit is a unique facility in Australia combining expertise in protein expression and purification with automated high throughput technologies. Read more about High Throughput Protein Production Facility


The Micromon Genomics Facility is a key core facility with a nationwide track record for provision of DNA sequencing services. Read more about Micromon

Monash Antibody Technologies Facility (MATF)

MATF is one of the only high throughput production facilities in the world offering custom-made, high quality, high-affinity monoclonal antibodies.  Read more about Monash Antibody Technologies Facility (MATF)

Monash Biomedical Imaging Facility

The Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) facilities are a Monash University led consortium of hospitals and research organisations that facilitate and accommodate interdisciplinary and multi-modal (PET, SPECT, x-ray, CT and MRI) imaging research. Read more about Monash Biomedical Imaging Facility

Monash Histology Platform

The Monash Histology Platform is a world class, full service Histology laboratory that provides expert service, advice and training to support cancer research and other programs. Read more about Monash Histology Platform

Monash Micro Imaging

MMI is a leading national imaging facility, which includes the Bio Electron Microscopy and Advanced Optical Imaging facilities on the Clayton campus, and specialised imaging nodes at MHTP and AMREP sites. Read more about Monash Micro Imaging

Prostate Cancer Registry

The Prostate Cancer Registry (PCR) provides a valuable resource to monitor treatments and outcomes following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. It captures information on men diagnosed with prostate cancer in Victoria. Read more about Prostate Cancer Registry

Southern Health Tissue Bank

The Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) is a not for profit consortium of Tissue Banks, supported by the Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Government. Read more about Southern Health Tissue Bank

Victorian Melanoma Service

The Victorian Melanoma Service at the Alfred Hospital is an outpatient service for patients with biopsy proven melanoma (primary or metastatic). The philosophy of the clinic is patient centred. Patients are fully informed and, where possible, encouraged and supported to make their own decisions regarding management. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of experts in dermatology, pathology, plastic surgery, medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology. Read more about Victorian Melanoma Service