Confocal Microscopy

We have 2 confocal microscopes that are available for use by anyone at the University of Melbourne or surrounding institutes (see rates below).

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Facilities

We have three confocal microscopes that are available for use by anyone at the University of Melbourne or surrounding institutes (see rates below).

Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan Fast: Upright confocal equipped with 5 objectives (5x, 10,x 20x, 40x, 63x), 7 excitation lines (405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 594, 633nm), 2 PMT, 32 GaAsP spectral array & Airyscan detector capable of super-resolution imaging.

Zeiss LSM800 Airyscan: Upright confocal equipped with 4 objectives (10x, 20x, 40x oil, 63x oil), 4 excitation lines (405, 488, 561, 640 nm), two PMT detectors and an Airyscan detector capable of super-resolution imaging.

Leica SP5: Inverted confocal with a live cell incubation chamber. This system has 5 objectives (10x, 20 Air, 20x Imm, 40x Oil, 63x Oil) and 8 excitation lines (405, 458, 475, 488, 496, 514, 561, 633 nm).

These microscopes are managed by the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform.

Contacts

Ellie Cho 

First Contact
Ellie Hyun-Jung Cho
Platform Applications Specialist,
Biological Optical Microscopy Platform

Phone (Office): 03 9035 5811

Phone (mobile): 0421 730 710

Email: hcho@unimelb.edu.au

Paul McMillan 

Secondary Contact
Paul McMillan
Manager,
Biological Optical Microscopy Platform

Phone (Office): 03 9035 3021

Phone (mobile): 0400 975 760

Email: mpj@unimelb.edu.au

Location

Room W505
Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience,
Medical School Building (corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade),
University of Melbourne

Training

Prior to using the confocal microscopes for the first time, it is necessary to book a lesson (see rates below) with Ellie Cho (see above for contact details).

Rates

Correct as of 1st Jan 2016. Rates for Leica SP5 are available upon request.

User
Usage
Rate ($/hour)
Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience Unassisted use$19.29
Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience Assisted use / Training$103.69
Other University of Melbourne Departments Unassisted use$35.09
Other University of Melbourne DepartmentsAssisted use / Training$116.17
External users, including research institutesUnassisted $38.58
External users, including research institutesAssisted use / Training$123.14