A focus of expertise in protein research
A research emphasis on platform technologies




What people say about us...

  • 'PEF knows proteins, inside and out.'

         Professor Anton Middelberg
         AIBN, The University of Queensland
  • 'PEF has been a valuable partner, working closely with our R&D team to optimise and scale-up our lead recombinant protein. Always professional, with an excellent standard of reporting and documentation.'

         Q-Sera Pty Ltd, Australia

  • 'PEF helped me clone and express glycoproteins in a system which maximised their immunogenicity and retained their biological function. This was a crucial step in the development of the immunocontraceptive vaccine for cattle.'

         Professor Michael Holland
         Science, The University of Queensland
  • 'I have found the PEF to be very professional in its service provision, and is a most cost-effective way of doing protein expression, as to trial all the possible vector-bacterial combinations in our own laboratory would take many months and be cost-prohibitive.'

         Dr Andrew Geering
         QAAFI, The University of Queensland
  • 'We value PEF as a facility with unparalleled skill set. The facility is very well managed and flexible in the way it interacts with customers. We highly recommend the facility to other users.'

         Professor Kirill Alexandrov
         IMB, The University of Queensland
  • 'We are impressed with the professionalism, quality and cost effectiveness of work which has been performed.'

         Professor Stephen Mahler
         AIBN, The University of Queensland
  • 'I highly recommend PEF for large-scale protein expression. Their service is impeccable with an excellent project turn-around time and good quality products.'

         Dr Kar-Chun Tan
         Curtin University
  • 'The work the PEF did with us was extremely professional. The level of service was outstanding, and we would have no hesitation to use you again should we have a similar project.'

         Professor Matthew Brown
         Formerly M+BS, The University of Queensland
  • 'The PEF provides an excellent service. Their staff are efficient and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend them to provide services for creating vectors for protein expression.'

         Dr Chris Marquis
         The University of NSW
  • 'PEF delivered us our expressed proteins quickly and without fuss.'

         Professor Christine Beveridge
         Science, The University of Queensland
  • 'PEF provides a fast and professional service to produce high-quality, active protein at competitive prices.'

         Dr Kate Schroder
         IMB, The University of Queensland
  • 'PEF provided us with purified and active proteins to meet our groups project milestones and grant deadlines on time, every time!'

         Dr Tony Velkov
         Monash University
  • 'Our recent experience with PEF has been great... We imagine using this service again in the future, and also making use of PEF facilities to train postdocs and students for recombinant protein production.' 

         Associate Professor Brett Collins
         IMB, The University of Queensland
  • 'This is certainly beautiful work you have done. Very high quality. We very much appreciate your effort to provide such detailed analysis of the purification process.'


  • 'Considering our labour costs, the high-throughput quick turn-around service provided by PEF is cost-effective.'

         Professor Lars Nielsen
         AIBN, The University of Queensland
  • 'Their dedication and teamwork made it possible to keep to a tight schedule. They delivered the purified product in the agreed time frame and provided excellent reports including methods, results and discussion.'

         Dr Conny Turni
         QAAFI, The University of Queensland
  • 'Our contacts at PEF were on the cutting edge of their field. They had the most information about the vectors, expression systems and were aware of the intellectual property surrounding each construct. The staff were knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure to work alongside.'

         Dr Maggie Hardy
         IMB, The University of Queensland
  • 'While PEF has excellent experience in a number of expression systems, its greatest strength is the capacity to work directly with the person who is managing my projects. This approach recognises that there is no one shoe fits all in protein expression and therefore increases the likelihood of success.'

         Associate Professor Tim Mahony
         QAAFI, The University of Queensland
  • 'PEF has helped us enormously in method development for characterising our enterovirus 71 VLPs using state-of-the-art AF4 technology, thus allowing Sentinext Therapeutics to enter the field with confidence about the stability and integrity of our superious EV71 VLP vaccine.'

         Dr Jane Cardosa
         Sentinext Therapeutics
  • 'The advice we received has been spot on in every respect - timely, cost effective and, most importantly, resulted in success!'

         Associate Professor John Hooper
         M+BS, The University of Queensland


General Enquires

Email: pef@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 3498