Biological Optical Microscopy Platform

Overview of Services

The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform (BOMP) makes state-of-the art fluorescence microscopy equipment available to the students and staff of the University of Melbourne, as well as the wider community.

We provide support to a number of applications including confocal microscopy, live cell imaging, high-content screening, slide scanner, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, 2-photon microscopy, lightsheet microscopy, super-resolution microscopy and image analysis.


Instrument training

Consultation/training on image analysis

Training workshops on advanced microscopy techniques and image analysis

• Consultation on experimental design, sample preparation, sample imaging (email us)

• Collaboration on high-end techniques including high-content screening, slide scanning, lightsheet microscopy, super-resolution microscopy & image analysis (email us)


Access to our Platform Service

New users will need to go through a registration and training process to gain access to BOMP equipment.


Please read our Terms and Condition before accessing our Platform resources.



Paul McMillan
Manager, Biological Optical Microscopy Platform
03 9035 3021


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm       

The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria

Links and Resources

  3. You Tube



Name Role Phone Email Location
General Enquiries

03 9035 3021

Paul McMillan
03 9035 3021
C808, Medical Building
Ellie Cho
Applications Specialist
03 9035 5811
C808, Medical Building
Gabriela Segal
Applications Specialist
03 8344 6413
N803, Medical Building
Kalyan Shobhana
Support Officer
03 8344 1406
N803, Medical Building
Sangwon Yoo
Support Officer
03 9035 4191
N803, Medical Building
Jinny Chang
Support Officer
N803, Medical Building


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