AAHL PC4 Zoonosis Suite & Bioimaging Facility

Australia’s biocontainment laboratory for high consequence pathogens


Dr. Kurt Zuelke

(613) 5227 5000

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Post author: Sally Corinaldi. Last update: 12/08/2016 at 10:33 am by Sally Corinaldi.


The PC4 Zoonosis Suite at AAHL provides a state-of-the-art environment for researchers needing  to conduct projects that require the highest level of biocontainment and biosafety.

The PC4 Zoonosis Suite includes:

  • the main large PC4 laboratory with workstations and cabinets for five scientists
  • the bioimaging laboratory (capable of operating at PC3 or PC4)
  • insectary rooms at both PC3 and PC4
  • two small animal rooms at PC4

Bioimaging Facility

Incorporated within the PC4 Zoonosis Suite, the Bioimaging Facility is a specialist microscopy service and a Linked Laboratory of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF).

AAHL’s Bioimaging Facility is networked throughout Australia providing a real-time interactive platform for research collaboration.

Our equipment and expertise is available to research partners and includes:

  • live cell imaging
  • laser dissection microscopy
  • confocal microscopy
  • advanced transmission and scanning electron microscopy, including cryo immuno-electron microscopy, x-ray microanalysis and tomography.

Access by:

  • Fee for Service
  • Research collaboration



New and emerging pathogens.

Biosafety level 3 or 4 pathogens affecting both animals and people.

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AAHL PC4 Zoonosis Suite & Bioimaging Facility

CSIRO, Australian Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL). 5 Portarlington Rd, East Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

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Affiliates and Partners


Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: CSIRO
Accreditation: AQIS
Biological Science categories: Biocontainment (PC3 and PC4), Clean rooms