Australian Phenomics Network, Histopathology and Organ Pathology Service

The University of Melbourne, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience


Ms. Tina Cardamone

(613) 8344 8044

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The Histopathology and Organ Pathology service helps researchers across Australia in histological preparation, analysing histology images and data on genetically modified animals. This service offers the latest in high quality capabilities including:

  • Quality controlled mouse necropsies, tissue preparation and histological processing.
  • Pathological analysis of tissues.
  • Mirax brightfield digital slide scanner.
  • VSlide multi-colour Fluorescence digital slide scanner.
  • High resolution light microscopy with electronic image capture.
  • Confocal microscopy.
  • Specialised staining and immunohistochemistry.

The Mirax Digital Slide Scanner is a high resolution scanning device capable of imaging standard stained histological slides. Digitised whole slide images are saved to the server and can be interrogated remotely by the client as required through the web based interface.

The 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 & high power objectives including a 40x dry & 63x oil and has 5 channels capable of imaging DIC, DAPI, FITC, TR and Cy5.

Other infrastructure:

  • Specialist comparative histopathology and mouse pathobiology service
  • Quality controlled mouse necropsies, tissue preparation and histological processing
  • Evaluation of mouse neonates and embryos
  • Examination and evaluation of tissue morphology with expertise in the fields of histology, mouse pathobiology, histochemistry, histopathology, neuropathology and immunohistochemistry.
  • Access to experienced Veterinary and Medical Pathologists.
  • Digital slide scanner capable of producing high quality whole slide images
  • High resolution light microscopy with electronic image capture
  • Laboratory-to-desktop interrogation of images and reports.

Access by:

  • Fee for service.



Know how:

  • Staff providing this service have extensive histology, diagnostic and electronic imaging experience.
  • consultant Medical and Veterinary Pathologists available to provide expert advice.

Expertise:Availability of technical support:

  • Support for experimental design is available.
  • Support for instrument use is available.



Contact the facility manager, Tina Cardamone

Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience
The University of Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 83448044

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Australian Phenomics Network, Histopathology and Organ Pathology Service

The University of Melbourne. Grattan Street, PArkville, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Biological Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: The University of Melbourne
Accreditation: OGTR
Biological Science categories: Cells and tissues, Digital, Histology, Microscopy