Research facilities

A world-class hub for research and teaching excellence

Our research and education hub is purpose-built to foster collaboration, with fully-equipped research facilities, flexible teaching and learning spaces, and an in-hospital clinical research facility.

Our world-leading research and education hub is the focal point of our efforts to address humanity’s greatest health challenges and is at the heart of all we do.

It’s our cathedral to impact and innovation, and it is from here that we will change the health of a nation.
Professor Stephen Simpson AC, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre

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The $385 million facility was built with the support of the federal government through its Education Investment Fund. We have created a vibrant community, with early-career researchers and students, academics and practitioners and members of the public all working together to generate a crucible of innovation to inform and reform the health of the world.

Located on the University’s Camperdown campus, the hub provides state-of-the-art facilities and technology for more than 1500 undergraduate students, 900 researchers, and higher degree by research students. We also maintain strong links with nearby affiliated medical research institutes and hospitals nearby, including the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA).

Beyond this building, our network extends through metropolitan Sydney to sites across regional and rural Australia, ensuring our work effects positive change in the broader community.


The research and education hub is purpose-built to foster collaboration: open-plan offices, shared lab facilities and informal spaces, and small meeting rooms allow for cooperation and for partnerships to flourish organically.

We can accommodate 900 researchers, with research facilities including:

  • Seven 80-person open-plan laboratories with independent write-up spaces
  • 36 hot desks for visiting collaborators
  • Co-located support rooms with specialist equipment
  • Core facilities in cellular imaging, preclinical and clinical imaging, cytometry, genomics and proteomics.

More than 1500 undergraduate students can be accommodated in a combination of wet and dry teaching laboratory spaces.

The wet lab holds up to 240 students, with eight classes able to be held concurrently and microscope, face camera and computer content streamed from teacher lab stations to student workstations.

The dry labs for teaching and learning provide students with microscopes, learning pods, computer labs, exercise physiology gyms facilities, three seminar rooms and a 360-seat auditorium for lectures and special talks.