Protein technology

Proteins are vital parts of living organisms, as they are the main components of the physiological metabolic pathways of cells. The study of proteins is called proteomics, a word coined in 1997 to make an analogy with genomics, the study of genes. The BRF provides several services and instruments to further the study of proteins.

The Protein Technology Advisory Committee recently conducted a survey of academics on campus to better understand the types of protein studies occurring and to give researchers the opportunity to tell us what additional services and equipment would be most helpful to their work.  The responses indicate that there is a wide variety of research occurring at ANU based on the study of proteins.  It may be possible to expand the range of protein services offered by the BRF and this is being considered by the committee.

Information  We welcome your input. 

If you have suggestions for the improvement or expansion of protein services at the BRF please send us your thoughts (Email:

Chromatography »

Protein and antibody purification, and peptide mapping using chromatography

Consumables »

We sell a range of commonly-used reagents and plasticware to assist clients to prepare their samples for processing at the BRF.

Equipment and software for use »

The ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility holds a range of equipment and licenses of software to enable users to conduct an analysis of the results we produce.

Mass spectrometry »

Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that ionizes chemical species and sorts the ions based on their mass-to-charge ratio.

Purification & expression »

We provide antibody purification, protein purification and advice on all aspects of protein expression, purification and chromatography.

Tetramer synthesis »

The BRF MHC-Tetramer synthesis service provides custom synthesis of murine MHC Class I peptide tetramer reagents to researchers at ANU.