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Molecular identities lab

The Queensland Museum’s Molecular Identities Lab

The Molecular Identities Laboratory (MIL) at the Queensland Museum was established in 2002. Since then, the MIL has resulted in a significant expansion of the Queensland Museum’s scientific capacity and infrastructure.

Coupled with the development of the laboratory, the Queensland Museum also established a frozen tissue collection. The collection, which is an important national and international scientific resource, is currently growing at a rate of approximately 1000 samples per year.

The presence of a fully functioning genetic research laboratory at the Museum may come as a surprise to many visitors walking through our front door, leading many to ask:

Queensland Museum's Find out about... is proudly supported by the Thyne Reid Foundation and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

Example of the frozen tissue collection