General

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).