Info for Tenants


Welcome to the Bio21 Institute, a flagship multidisciplinary research centre of excellence in the basic disciplines underpinning biotechnology and nanotechnology. Cutting-edge and architecturally unique, the building is in the heart of Parkville's Biotech Precinct. Opened in 2005, the main complex is home to more than 800 researchers, professional staff, students and industry participants.

Co-located at Bio21 are members from the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Melbourne Dental School, School of Biosciences, School of Chemistry, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and School of Computing and Information Systems.  Our industry participants range from the R&D group of Australia's largest biopharmaceutical company - CSL Ltd, to diverse start-up companies residing in the Institute's Incubator and Business Centre.

This interactive site has been developed to help you settle in to your new home and provide you with an online reference guide. It includes basic information on the facilities, services and activities available to all Institute members.

The Bio21 Institute aims to add value and breadth to your experience in areas including interdisciplinary research programs, access to cutting edge technology and expertise, leadership training and business development programs, community outreach and industry engagement opportunities.  Overall, a range of programs and activities that complement your disciplinary depth, skills and experience.

At the Bio21 Institute, fostering our internal community is important. We encourage you to contribute in our diverse programs, activities, and associations, and to provide us with your feedback and suggestions.

The Bio21 Institute as a facility provides an environment that fosters leading edge research. However, it's about the people, and together we can explore new horizons to make a difference in research, industry and the community. We welcome you and hope your first days and journey ahead are all that you imagined and more.

Professor Michael Parker, Director

Who's Who & Where

Key Contacts / Location Guide

Services & Equipments

Stores & Purchasing / Basic Services / Tech & Lab Equipment BookingComputing Help / Audio Visual & Office equipmentMotor Vehicle

Building Matters

General / Building Access / Access Card & Keys / Parking / Event Spaces / Meeting Spaces / Building Facilities and Infrastructure


For Bio21 OHS information, please follow this link.

Useful Links

Stores / ServiceNow / Research Facilities Booking / Request Bio21 IT Help  / AARNET's CloudStor / Bio21 Webdropoff

Bio21 Intranet