Melbourne Histology Platform

Overview of Services

The Melbourne Histology Platform assists researchers to investigate animal, human, and plant anatomy at the microscopic level to understand basic biological processes and disease processes. We provide:

  • High quality biological tissue preparation, processing and staining for histology
  • A consulting service for experimental design
  • Access to sample sectioning and staining facilities
  • Training in histological techniques

June 2022 operating hours update 

The Melbourne Histology Platform will not be staffed Wednesday 29th June - Friday 1st July inclusive. During this time, only UoM users who have pre-existing swipecard access to the Medical Building will be able to physically access the Platform.
For any paraffin processing to be completed before this non-staffed period, the samples to be processed must be delivered to the Platform by 1pm AEST on Monday 27th June. After Monday 27th June, no paraffin processing will occur until Monday 4th July. 


Dr Chris Freelance Laura Leone
Platform Manager Laboratory Coordinator
+61383447549 +61383445759

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


Monday to Friday 


E214-216, Level 2 east wing, Medical Building (181)
Cnr Royal Parade and Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010

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