The School of Biomedical Sciences includes a number of shared research facilities, as well as several research services open to researchers external to the University of Melbourne on a fee for service basis.
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Anatomical Skills Workshops
The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne, has an Anatomical Skills Laboratory available for your next workshop.
an@tomedia™ is a unique way to learn about the anatomy of the human body.
APN Mouse Histopathology and Digital Slide Service
APN Mouse Histopathology and Digital Slide Service provide necropsy and histopathology services to all biomedical researchers across Australia.
Biomedical Sciences Histology Facility
Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of humans, animals and plants.
We have 2 confocal microscopes that are available for use by anyone at the University of Melbourne or surrounding institutes (see rates below).
Imaging and Posters
Imaging + Posters in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience offers large format printing and professional photography to all departments of the University of Melbourne as well as any external institution, business or individual.
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.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Macromolecular Interactions Facility (MIF)
The Macromolecular Interactions Facility (MIF) is a key platform technology resource for the biophysical characterisation of proteins and other macromolecules.
Biological Optical Microscopy Platform (BOMP)
The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform makes available state-of-the art research equipment to the students and staff of the University of Melbourne, as well as the wider community.
Equipment and Platforms
This is intended as a resource for department members so that they are aware of useful equipment available beyond their labs.
Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has facilities for light and epifluorescent, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, as well as tissue sectioning. The confocal microscopes are part of the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform (BOMP). Training is essential before any of these instruments can be used.
Media Preparation Unit
The Media Preparation Unit provides an enormous range of media for the cultivation of bacteria and fungi, as well as some tissue culture media. Following consultation with the co-ordinator, MPU can also make special media, trial batches of media or experimental media.
ImmunoID Flow Cytometry Facility
ImmunoID is a purpose built facility that provides researchers from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology with a world class Flow Cytometry resource. Equipped with the latest high-end instrumentation it also forms part of the Melbourne Cytometry Platform providing a great resource for the The University of Melbourne and broader scientific community in and around Melbourne.
Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory
MDU PHL works closely with the Victorian Health Department, local government authorities, private and public diagnostic laboratories to protect public health. The MDU PHL is accredited with NATA for the Forensic Operations Module in addition to Medical, Veterinary and Biological Testing.
The Human T cell research group in the Department of Immunology at The University of Melbourne is available for research contracts.
The prime purpose of the facility is to support the work of large multidisciplinary genetic epidemiological research studies conducted both within and outside of The University of Melbourne.
Histology and Histopathology Platform
Provides researchers with a world class histology and histopathology service, including production of publication quality specimens, interpretation and advice.