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 self-paced learning program - and a unique way to learn about the anatomy of the human body.
Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Digital Slide Service
Phenomics Australia 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 three 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 specialist photography, digital and printing services to the University of Melbourne and external clients. Scientific Posters Melbourne university printing images photography
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.
Melbourne Brain Centre (MBC) flow cytometry facility
The facility provides all researchers with the latest in high-end flow cytometric technology, training and support, so that you can get the most out of your research. Contact us for assistance with all of your flow cytometric needs!
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological Optical Microscopy Platform (BOMP)
The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform is part of the Melbourne Advanced Microscopy Facility which offers services in Electron and Optical Microscopy.
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.
Doherty Institute 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.
Additional School Services
Melbourne Histology Platform
The Melbourne Histology Platform provides researchers at the University of Melbourne and affiliated institutes in and outside the Parkville precinct with high quality biological tissue preparation, processing and staining for histology; a consulting service for experimental design; and, training in current and recently developed methods relating to histology.