Welcome to the APN Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service website
Supported by the Australian Phenomics Network
The APN Histopathology and Slide Scanning service helps researchers across Australia in analysing histology images and data on genetically modified or treated experimental animals.
This service offers the latest in high quality capabilities including:
- Quality controlled mouse necropsies, tissue preparation and histological processing
- Pathological analysis of tissues
- Digital slide scanner capable of producing high quality images
- High resolution light microscopy with electronic image capture
- Specialised staining
Staff providing this service have extensive histology, diagnostic and electronic imaging experience. Consultant Medical and Veterinary Pathologists are available to provide expert advice.
The Histopathology and Slide Scanning service is based at the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne and is supported by the Federal Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) initiative and by the University of Melbourne.
The Histopathology and Slide Scanning service provides a secure interface where users can login and interrogate their case files and images.
To view your images access slides.
The APN Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service specialises in:
- Experimental animal histopathology
- Expert analysis
- On-line reports and images
- Digital slide scanning
- Publication quality images
We provide necropsy and histopathology services to all biomedical researchers across Australia for the evaluation of modified, treated or genetically engineered mice.
The specialist services provided are delivered by a team of experienced Medical and Veterinary pathologists and mouse pathobiologists implementing comprehensive necropsy and evaluation procedures.
The Australian Phenomics Network has been named as an Associated Partner of PATHBIO, a Knowledge Alliance initiative that brings together 22 international universities, research institutions and companies, to build the framework for a European postgraduate degree in precision pathobiology for disease models. PATHBIO is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The key contributors from APN to the PATHBIO initiative are Dr Patrick Sharp (Animal Resource Centre and Australian Phenome Bank), Prof Janet Keast (Histopathology Node, The University of Melbourne) and Dr Michael Dobbie (CEO).
Primary Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +61 3 8344 8044
All inquiries are welcome
Professor Janet Keast
APN Histopathology Unit Leader
The APN has access to leading diagnostic and academic Pathologists.
- Professor Catriona McLean
Head of Department and Professor of Anatomical Pathology,
The Alfred Hospital
- Professor Rolfe Howlett
Emeritus and Visiting Professor
University of New South Wales
- Dr John Finnie
Senior Comparative Pathologist
APN Histopathology and Slide Scanning Services
Histological investigation of mutant or treated experimental mice
This service provides a necropsy investigation, where 30 standard organs and tissues are histologically analysed. Special investigations can be ordered upon request.
3D Histech Pannoramic ScanII Scanner
This is a high resolution scanning device capable of imaging standard stained histological slides. Digital images can be interrogated by the client with the Case Viewer software https://www.3dhistech.com/software-downloads
(Note: software is only compatible with windows operating systems). Users have the option to either collect and copy their images or for a small fee access and view their images via the Case Center web interface
MetaSystems V-Slide Scanner
Is a microscope based slide scanning system with brightfield and fluorescence capture, generating digitised high resolution whole slide images. It is fitted with low and high power objectives including a 5x, 40x dry & 63x oil and has six channels capable of imaging DIC, DAPI, FITC, TR, Cy3 and Cy5.
Scanned images can be collected directly from the Scanner.
These scanners are part of the Australian Phenomics Network (APN) and are also available to external users.
Digital images can be interrogated using VSViewer
Please download the latest version of VSViewer v2.1.103 at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rg7ow9fxfh310l/VSViewer-2.1.103.exe?dl=0
This is not compatible on a Mac operating system.
Histopathology and Slide Scanning Standard Operating Procedures
For standard operating procedures please contact the Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service directly email@example.com
Online bookings may be made using Google Calender Service. Access to the calendar, including logins and passwords, is provided to all approved users once training has been completed.
Department Anatomy and Neuroscience
Room E237b. Level 2, Medical Building
The University of Melbourne
Contacts for access
Tina Cardamone: +6 3 834 48044
Aira Nuguid: +61 3 834 47646
Monday - Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
The Scanners are not available on weekends
Clients have the option of Staff Service or unassisted scanning after undertaking a training session. This can be arranged with Tina Cardamone or Aira Nuguid.
Online Google Calendar System.
Details will be provided upon completion of training.
For a copy of the Scanner Charges, please contact the Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service directly firstname.lastname@example.org
For any out-of-focus scans, the service allows 5 free slide re-scans per session.
Please see APN staff for assistance with your classifier set up (VSlide) or profile (Pannoramic ScanII).
All unassisted users must attend an initial training session.
This is organised through the APN manager and incurs a fee.
NOTE: Prices subject to change.
Sessions may be cancelled at any time to schedule maintenance or repairs.
Notice will be issued where possible, but occasionally there will be no notice period.
Please contact email@example.com for charge schedules and quotes.
The Histopathology and Organ Pathology Service is supported by the Australian Phenomics Network
The Histopathology and Organ Pathology service provides a secure interface where users are able to login and interrogate their case files and images.
To access your slides on the MDSD viewer you will need your login details: user name and password.
To access your slides on the VMD viewer you will need your login details: user name and password.
To access your slides on the CaseCenter viewer you will need your login details: user name and password.