Cellular Physiology, Histology and Imaging

Cellular physiology

  • Electrophysiology work stations for intracellular and patch recording, including single electrode voltage clamp.
  • Equipment for spritz application of drug, nerve stimulation, infrared DIC and fluorescence illumination.
  • Inverted and upright microscopes and facilities for brain-slice recording.
  • Ancillary equipment: two Brown-Flaming microelectrode pullers, a Brown-Flaming laser puller, micro-osmometer, microforge, Bessel low noise filter and a Zero Z vibratome.

Enquiries to:
Associate Professor Steven Petrou
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
University of Melbourne
Royal Parade, PARKVILLE 3010 Vic
E: steven.petrou@florey.edu.au
T: +61 (0)3 8344 1957
F: +61 (0)3 93470446

Cellular imaging

  • 3 confocal microscopes: a Zeiss Meta, Zeiss Pascal and a Biorad
  • Laser microdissection
  • Conventional multi-wavelength fluorescence microscope and high resolution white light microscopy.

Australian Phenomics Network-Histopathology and Organ Pathology Service


  • Quality controlled mouse necropsies, tissue preparation and histological processing
  • Pathological analysis of tissues
  • Zeiss digital slide scanner capable of producing high quality whole slide images
  • Secure interface for remote interrogation of images and data
  • High resolution light microscopy with electronic image capture
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Specialised staining and immunohistochemistry

Enquiries to:
Tina Cardamone
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience
University of Melbourne
Grattan Street, PARKVILLE 3010 Vic
E: t.cardamone@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 (0)3 8344 8044
F: +61 (0)3 9347 9619