PEF works with university, industry and government researchers engaged in highly diverse fields of science. Below are some of the testimonials received from experts in their fields.

"High level of skills, attentive and reactive, the PEF was the perfect lab to produce the protein for a vaccine trial. I highly recommend them."

Thomas Hüe
Agronomic Institute of New Caledonia.”

"Our experience with PEF was excellent. They delivered high quality protein expression and were knowledgeable, professional and prompt with their communication. The protein was produced in a timely fashion, and using PEF turns out to be a cost-effective way to express our desired protein."

Bostjan Kobe
Faculty of Science
The University of Queensland

"PATH has used a variety of UQ PEF’s services from gene synthesis, cloning, expression, and purification to characterization of recombinant proteins for several PATH projects. Outsourcing work to UQ PEF has enabled PATH to meet aggressive project timelines. From the start, staff have been friendly and amazingly attentive to our needs in a prompt manner, providing us with timely follow-ups and valuable advice. We are very pleased with the work that UQ PEF has produced.”

Ihn Kyung 

"We use PEF to generate recombinant growth factors for immune cell differentiation. PEF provides a fast and professional service to produce high-quality, active protein at competitive prices."

Kate Schroder
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

"We engaged PEF to obtain purified protein of a plant virus for antibody production. They completed the project in an appropriate amount of time and they communicated and reported regularly with clear detailed reports. Communication was easy and they were great to deal with, taking the time to answer questions and provide advice along the way. Overall, a seamless positive experience."

Fiona Filardo
Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, UQ

"We recently approached the UQ PEF about purification of recombinant proteins that we had stably expressed from mammalian cells. The advice we received has been spot on in every respect - timely, cost effective and, most importantly, resulted in success!"

John Hooper 
Faculty of Medicine
The University of Queensland

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John Bingham - CSIRO, AAHL

"We have found PEF to have excellent customer focus and are highly efficient. We have really appreciated the regular communication and consultation throughout the production process and the detailed report at the end, as well as the excellent reagents."

John Bingham 

Jane Cardosa - Sentinext Therapeutics

"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."

Jane Cardosa 
Sentinext Therapeutics 

Michael Grant - Q-Sera Pty Ltd

"The PEF was our pre-CMO partner for over 2 years. I would highly recommend the PEF facility and staff for their expertise, flexibility and adherence to agreed timelines. In addition, the quality of PEF’s reporting was superb throughout."

Michael Grant 
Q-Sera Pty Ltd

Sherman Leung - Faculty of Medicine, UQ

"The UQ Protein Expression Facility produced a recombinant human protein for in vivo and in vitro experiments in my research. My experience with them was fantastic. Staff were professional, scientifically rigorous, and clear with communication. I have no issue recommending their services for the production of your protein of interest."

Sherman Leung 
Faculty of Medicine
The University of Queensland

Tim Mahony - Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, UQ

"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."

Tim Mahony
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
The University of Queensland

Lars Nielsen - Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, UQ

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

Lars Nielsen 
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology 
The University of Queensland

Tony Velkov - Monash University

"PEF provided us with purified and active proteins to meet our groups project milestones and grant deadlines on time, every time!"

Tony Velkov 
Monash University 

Soo San Wan - Industry partner

"From the beginning to the end, prompt communication all the way, knowledgeable staff and always at hand to help with difficult technical queries."

Soo San Wan
Industry partner

Brett Collins - Institute for Molecular Bioscience, UQ

"Our recent experience with PEF has been great. We imagine using this service again in the future, and also making use of PEF to train postdocs and students for recombinant protein production."

Brett Collins 
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

Mike Gerometta - Opthea Ltd

"PEF are a hard-working team that deliver, timely, cost-effective protein expression and analytical services for small biotech." 

Mike Gerometta 
Opthea Ltd 


Weixi Gu - Student at UQ

"The molecular cloning workshop is quite useful for me. It gives me an idea of the equipment available for my protein works. With your help, I have successfully expressed and purified my protein which can be used for structural studies."

Weixi Gu
Student, The University of Queensland

Andrew Kotze - CSIRO

"I was very impressed with their expertise and professional attitude in addressing the various technical issues. The PEF were very easy to work with, and were able to successfully generate enzymatically-active proteins for us."

Andrew Kotze

Chris Marquis - The University of NSW

"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."

Chris Marquis
The University of NSW

Amir Noormohammadi - Veterinary Diagnostic Solutions Pty Ltd

"The team is professional and knowledgeable in a range of expression systems. I found the members to be affable and willing to work with you to achieve the goal of your project. I highly recommend them."

Amir Noormohammadi
Veterinary Diagnostic Solutions Pty Ltd


“Phylogica has been working with PEF since 2015, and more than 20 proteins were produced in large-scale for our projects. PEF has an outstanding team of Protein Scientists that actively engages with Phylogica in every step of the protein production.”


Kar-Chun Tan - Curtin University

"I highly recommend PEF for large-scale protein expression. Their service is impeccable with an excellent project turn-around time and good quality products."

Kar-Chun Tan 
Curtin University