VBIC Large Animal Imaging Node

The University of Melbourne led consortium places emphasis on being engaged with the scientific community to enable appropriate usage of biomedical imaging technologies. It aims to promote collaboration between human preclinical, human clinical and large animal researchers with the common goal of improving health outcomes using ONEHEALTH as the research approach.

Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform

The Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform features CAVE2(TM) - a world-leading capability for the display and interactive exploration of rich and large datasets. It is used by scientists, engineers and artists to visualise, manipulate and comprehend data such as engineering models, multi-dimensional images across the size scale from nanoscopic to cosmic, and the outputs of scientific, computational and engineering simulations across the physical and life sciences and the arts and humanities.

Biological Optical Microscopy Platform

The BOMP provides access to optimal live cell imaging, conventional confocal microscopy, as well as pioneering microscopy 2-photon and super-resolution microscopy instrumentation. We provide a complementary suite of capabilities including PC2 and pathogen handling capabilities, and full access to our expert staff.

Melbourne Nanomaterials Characterisation Platform

This platform is a combination of atomic force microscopy (AFM), colloidal characterisation equipment and indentation capabilities to provide surface and material characterisation of a broad range of materials to support research activities in engineering, science and medicine. This platform has the capacity to provide information on surface topography, elasticity, magnetic and electrical properties, colloidal forces, wetting properties, and micro- and nano- mechanical material property characterisation.

Melbourne Advanced Fluorescence Imaging Platform

The Advanced Fluorescence Imaging Platform provides access to cutting-edge instrumentation, focusing on super resolution optical microscopy and imaging flow cytometry. We support users with experiment design, data acquisition and analysis and instrument training across fields such as nanomedicine, cell biology, materials engineering and immunology.

ACRF Centre for Translational Cancer Therapeutics and Imaging

Established through a $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, the Centre includes a Mediso Nanoscan PET/MRI Imaging Platform, a Mediso Nanoscan SPECT/CT Imaging Platform and an IVIS Spectrum Bioluminescent and Fluorescence Imaging Unit for medical research and preclinical investigations.

The Florey Advanced Microscopy Facility

A core facility of the Melbourne Brain Centre at Parkville. We provide access to optical microscopy including bright field and fluorescence microscopy, live cell imaging (both wide-field and confocal) and confocal microscopy, as well as specialised stereology and neuron tracing work stations. The facility also has state of the art facilities for image analysis, deconvolution and 3D rendering and animation (including  Amira, Huygens and Metamorph Software).

RMIT Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility

Provides high quality electron microscopy and microanalysis facilities for research and teaching throughout RMIT University and provides access for external users. The Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility is a linked laboratory of the  Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility.

Monash Micro Imaging

Monash Micro Imaging offers light and confocal microscopes across Monash campuses.

LIMS Microscopy and Imaging Facility

The LIMS Microscopy and Imaging Facility offers academic and industry users access to $2m of sophisticated light microscopy equipment for biological imaging. We train and support researchers to independently operate instruments on a fee for use basis.

HTCS (High-throughput Chemical Screening) Facility

The HTCS Facility houses a Lead Discovery library currently containing ~200,000 compounds and robotics platforms to screen these small molecule chemical entities against biological targets of interest for drug discovery or for chemical biology outcomes

MCRI Flow Cytometry and Imaging

Expertise in flow cytometry, cell sorting and microscopy including live cell imaging. Comprehensive support from assay design to data analysis.

Centre for Dynamic Imaging (CDI)

WEHI's imaging facility offers researchers access to state-of-the-art equipment and gives guidance and training to researchers in advanced optical imaging techniques.

Burnet Cell Imaging Facility

Assists scientists from all disciplines to visualise and track the movement the cells. Provides guidance in the areas of project design, training and support in image acquisition and analysis. As part of the Monash Micro Imaging network, the facility gains has access to additional expertise and imaging platforms.

Australian Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron produces powerful beams of light that can be used to examine the atomic and molecular detail of a wide range of materials.

Australian Phenomics Network, Histopathology and Organ Pathology Service

The APN Histopathology and Organ Pathology service operates the only full histopathology service in Australia specialising in histopathological analysis of genetically manipulated mice. The service also provides analysis of mouse models of disease and a digital imaging service for histological and multi-colour fluorescence immunohistochemical slides. The service offers a web-based image retrieval system available by secure log-in from any site and utilises medical and veterinary histopathology consultants.

AAHL - Australia's biocontainment laboratory

AAHL is a world class high-containment facility enabling research and diagnostics on the most dangerous animal and zoonotic pathogens. Extensive laboratories and expertise at physical containment levels 3 and 4 available for collaborative and fee-for-service research.

Melbourne Advanced Microscopy- Electron Microscopy Unit

The $10m Electron Microscopy Unit is a key facility designed for physical sciences, life sciences and engineering applications. The unit is equipped with five state-of-the-art electron microscopes, available to academic and industry users as user operated, collaboration or fee for use basis.

Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics

The Victorian Centre for Functional Genomics at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre provides the infrastructure and expertise to perform small interfering (siRNA), micro RNA (miRNA), long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and lentiviral-based short hairpin RNAi (shRNAmir) knockdown screens for functional genomics studies.