About Us

Peter Mac is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres globally and is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer. We have over 2,500 staff, including more than 580 laboratory and clinical researchers.

Research & Discovery

Peter Mac has the the largest cancer research site in Australia, with more than 500 researchers, nurses and support staff working in Australia’s most advanced cancer research centre. Our commitment to research is based on the belief that treatment informed by research, and research informed by treatment, is the key to progressing better cancer care.



iLab Cores at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Animal Facility

The Animal Facility Core provides access to Equipment available for booking within the Animal Facility.

Brent Fullerton Brent.Fullerton@petermac.org
Australian Drosophila Transgenic Facility (ADTF)

Alex Giang alex.giang@petermac.org
Centre for Advanced Histology and Microscopy (CAHM)

The Centre for Advanced Histology and Microscopy (CAHM) underpins a multitude of cancer research projects and houses four core platforms: Histology, Optical Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, and Image Analysis.

Metta Jana Metta.jana@petermac.org 85597416
Communal Equipment

Provides access Training and booking of Lab/Cluster Communal Equipment for all Researchers


Jade Cooke Jade.Cooke@petermac.org 03 8559 8091

Media Kitchen provides access to onsite, high quality media and buffers for the most common local lab requirements.

Lara Sekhon lara.sekhon@petermac.org 855 97366
Molecular Genomics Core

The Molecular Genomics facility offers researchers access to state-of-the-art genomics technology platforms, providing service and expertise in conducting genomics experiments.

Tim Semple timothy.semple@petermac.org 03 8559 7561
Molecular Pathology Laboratory

Molecular Pathology Core provides a store based ordering facility for Molecular Pathology requests and products.

Anthony Bell Anthony.Bell@petermac.org +61385598400
Research Flow Core

Provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art equipment and expertise that enables isolation, separation and analysis of cell populations based on their biological and therapeutic properties.

Eva Orlowski-Oliver SCYM (ASCP) eva.orlowski-oliver@petermac.org 85595063
Research Store

Research Store provides convenient onsite access to the most commonly used, PeterMac Research tested and approved consumables at cost with a monthly service fee for access. Onsite sales storage units for Promega freezer items are administrated by Research Store staff.

Lara Sekhon lara.sekhon@petermac.org 85597366
Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics (VCFG)

The VCFG team works with researchers each step of the way, through assay development, optimisation, transfection and bioinformatics analysis.

Professor Kaylene Simpson kaylene.simpson@petermac.org 85597509