Laser Dissector System

The laser capture microscope uses a UV laser to first microdissect tissue sections and then catapult the dissected piece of tissue into an Eppendorf tube.

Facilities

The laser capture microscope uses a UV laser to first microdissect tissue sections and then catapult the dissected piece of tissue into an Eppendorf tube. The UV wavelength of the laser is too long to damage polynucleotides. The same system is also fitted with an infra-red laser that acts as optical tweezers for the manipulation of single cells and small particles. The system is fitted to a Zeiss inverted fluorescence microscope.

Contacts

photo of Ellie Cho

Primary 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

photo of 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

Local Contact
Kirsten Vessey
Phone: 03 8344 5769
Email: k.vessey@unimelb.edu.au

Location

Room E201,
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 January 2017.

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 Departments Assisted use / Training $116.17
External users, including research institutes Unassisted $38.58
External users, including research institutes Assisted use / Training $123.14