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Metabolomics Australia:

A Commonwealth Government Initiative Available to All Life Science Researchers

Metabolomics Australia was established in 2007 as part of the Commonwealth government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). This strategy aims to boost biomolecular research in Australia with a more strategic approach to infrastructure investment.


Together with Proteomics, Genomics and Bioinformatics capabilities, we form Bioplatforms Australia and were established to develop high level expertise in ‘omics and informatics’ technologies. Each platform receives government funding and co-investment from their partners to acquire critical, high cost research infrastructure (intellectual and physical).


Metabolomics Australia specifically offers high through put metabolomics services to all life science researchers. Our services are jointly offered through a consortium of Australian universities and research institutes, each featuring world-class facilities and expertise in small molecule analysis.

Gain Access To Australia's Top Research Facilities Through Metabolomics Australia:

Each of our four nodes offer synergistic technologies that can be employed individually or collaboratively to provide research services.


These four nodes include:



The hub of Metabolomics Australia is embedded in the heart of Melbourne University’s world-famous academic and biomedical research precinct, at the The University of Melbourne Bio21 Institute for Molecular Science and Biotechnology. The node offers comprehensive metabolomic services covering detection, analysis and interpretation. Read more...


South Australia

The Australian Wine Research Institute Ltd in Adelaide, South Australia provides metabolomic services for a wide range of biological species including those associated with the food and beverage industries. Read more...


Western Australia

The WA node of Metabolomics Australia is based at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA)  at The University of Western Australia and provides metabolomic services for research and industry of all areas of the life sciences including biomedical, plant and marine sciences. Read more.....



Located at the University of Queensland at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN),  the Queensland node offers both proteomics and metabolomics services to offer advanced collaborative interactions, particularly addressing pressing industrial challenges in cell and metabolic engineering. Read More...

Our Organisation Objectives Are To:

  1. Establish and maintain a sustainable state-of-the-art metabolomics service with a supporting computational data storage and analysis capacity;
  2. Work with the genomics, proteomics and informatics NCRIS platforms and other groups to develop an integrated approach to defining the molecular profile of living systems;
  3. Provide open access for academia and industry;
  4. Provide training in advanced metabolomics technologies;
  5. Promote the dissemination and uptake of the technology through workshops and conferences;
  6. Leverage other relevant science, technology and innovation infrastructure to achieve strong socio/economic benefits relevant to national research priorities;

Discuss Your Project:

MA invite researchers to understand what our unique facilities and extensive experience have to offer. MA can assist with information and quotes for grant submissions.


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