The users of the aquatics facilities come from a multidisciplinary background, with varied research interest.

Below is a list of the group leaders who utilise the aquarium in their research:

- Design and discovery of bioactive peptides and proteins in venomous animals

- Transcriptional regulation of blood and lymphatic vessels

- Understanding the evolution of venom systems

-  Discovering how brains process information

- Vascular biology and development

 - Bugs and drugs

- Pharmacology of marine toxins

- Understanding the processes generating and eliminating genetic variation

- Psychiatric Genomics

- Role of the cell surface in health and disease

- Disorders of blood cell production

- Neural Circuits and Behaviour

- Oncology and carcinogenesis, genetics

- Genetics and cell biology of cardiac development

- Understanding the transcriptional mechanisms underlying melanoma metastasis