An advanced laser facility for the ultra-sensitive characterization and modification of molecular systems will be
established in the Melbourne area. Three state-of-the-art laser systems with complementary wavelength ranges
and temporal characteristics will provide maximum versatility for the study of molecular systems ranging from
single molecules to functional surfaces. The laser facility will be used for a range of fundamental and applied
studies including the investigation of the fundamental building blocks of proteins and peptides, molecules that
are suspected constituents of the interstellar medium, the biological function of drugs, the action of novel
biosensors, and the molecular basis of several diseases.