Welcome to the Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Digital Slide Service website
Supported by Phenomics Australia
In step with the rapid evolution of modern genomics medicine research, the PA (Phenomics Australia) is evolving to become Phenomics Australia, a forward-thinking research infrastructure provider enabling high-impact healthcare outcomes through the provision of openly-accessible and cutting-edge research services and technical expertise.
Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Digital Slide 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 and tissue preparation
- Pathological analysis and scoring 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 Digital Slide Service is based at the Department of Anatomy and Physiology 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 Digital Slide Service provides a secure interface where users can login and interrogate their case files and images.
To view your images access slides.
Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Digital Slide Service
- 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.
Phenomics Australia 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 PA to the PATHBIO initiative are Prof Janet Keast (Histopathology Node, University of Melbourne) and Dr Michael Dobbie (CEO).
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Terms & Conditions
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Professor Janet Keast
Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Digital Slide Service Unit Leader
General Email: email@example.com
Department of Anatomy and Physiology,
Medical School Building (Corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade),
University of Melbourne
- Professor Janet Keast
- Tina Cardamone
- Aira Nuguid
Senior Histologist &
- Emily Gracie
Histologist & Mouse Pathobiologist
Phenomics Australia has access to leading diagnostic and academic pathologists.
- Professor Catriona McLean
Medical Pathologist &
Head of Department
of Anatomical Pathology,
The Alfred Hospital
- Dr John Finnie
Senior Comparative Pathologist,
The University of Adelaide,
- Dr Lorna Rasmussen
Specialist Veterinary Pathologist,
At a national level, Phenomics Australia has an independent Governance Board established to provide oversight and strategic guidance to the Chief Executive Officer and the Management Group. The board members provide a solid and broad experience in scientific strategy, biomedical research, policy, governance, industry engagement and commercialisation. Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service, University of Melbourne has a 4 member local management committee comprised of Professor Janet Keast, Professor John Furness, Dr Dagmar Wilhelm and Ms Tina Cardamone.
Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Digital Slide Service
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 Phenomics Australia and are also available to external users.
Digital images can be interrogated using VSViewer.
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 Digital Slide Service directly firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Please contact email@example.com for charge schedules and quotes.
All unassisted users must attend an initial training session.
This is organised through the Phenomics Australia 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.
The Histopathology and Digital Slide Service is supported by Phenomics Australia
The Histopathology and Digital Slide Service provides a secure interface where users are able to login and interrogate their case files and images
To access your slides on the SlideCenter viewer you will need your login details: user name and password
Access slides-SlideCenter viewer