This facility is dedicated to the provision of superior histological services to departmental research groups and external sources. Equipment is available to produce high quality microscopic sections of frozen and paraffin embedded material.
The platform provides for electrophysiological investigation by sharp electrode and patch-clamp recordings. Imaging includes 3 confocal microscopes, laser microdissection, conventional multi-wavelength fluorescence and high resolution white light microscopy.
The Victorian Brain Bank Network (VBBN) has the function of providing Australian and International researchers with easy access to clinically and neuropathologically well-characterised post-mortem human brains and related samples.