Biological Imaging (BioSciences Microscopy Unit)

Overview of Services

The BioSciences Microscopy Unit (BMU) offers a range of imaging techniques to help life science researchers magnify and investigate the dynamics, structure and function of biological samples.

The range of imaging and preparation techniques of the BMU include light, fluorescence, confocal and electron microscopy. Both transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM & SEM) are available with electron tomography and entry-level cryoEM on the TEM, and elemental analysis (EDS) on the SEM.
We work with academic and commercial researchers to help investigate different biological samples at organism, tissue, cell, organelle and molecular levels.

We can help with:
• Instrument training
• Microscopy applications training
• Collaboration in optical and electron microscopy techniques for research projects



Allison van de Meene (PhD)
Core Manager, BioSciences Microscopy Unit
03 8344 9828

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday                           

9 am - 5 pm

Biosciences 2
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
General Enquiries

03 8344 9828
BioSciences 2, Parkville, The University of Melbourne

Available Equipment and Resources

Confocal Laser Microscopy (3)
Multi-instrument rooms (2)