Centre for Neural Engineering
The Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE) is a new integrated centre for research that co-locates computational engineering with the biological sciences (Neuroscience). Research conducted in the facility includes the bionic ear and bionic eye design. Spaces include a new multi-use PC2 laboratory, psychophysics soundproof booths, electronic workshop, collaborative meeting spaces, offices and conference facilities to facilitate a collaborative environment in both laboratory and office spaces.
The PC2 laboratory includes an animal holding/surgery room; Laser room, tissue culture, cryogenics room, general laboratory inclusive of 4 neuroscience microscope rigs with brown out capacity. Due to the standalone building, the general lab included many pieces of equipment including centrifuges, PCR machine, incubators, reticulated gases to facilitate genetic work. The Ground floor included 2 sound proof and EMF shielded booths for research involving EEG (electroencephalogram) tests on human subjects. An electronics workshop is also located on ground for preparation of nano prosthetics prior to their use in the PC2 lab.
*Project by Michael Bouteloup at Paul Morgan Architects
Client The University of Melbourne
Traditional Custodians Wurundjeri/Woiworung people of the Kulin Nation