Australian Phenomics Network Histopathology and Slide Scanning Services

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microscopic view of pink and red cell

Granulation tissue in an infected wound

Australian Phenomics Network Histopathology and Slide Scanning Services platform helps researchers prepare experimental animal tissue samples for histological examination, scan slides and interpret findings to support the investigation of disease.

Visit the platform

We support researchers undertaking histological examinations to understand disease. We can help prepare your tissue, run scans, and provide training so you can scan using our equipment.

Our services include:

  • Necropsy and full body histopathology evaluation
  • Mouse neonate and embryo evaluation
  • Detailed histology, pathology and neuropathology commentary
  • Tissue scoring and grading
  • Macroscopic/microscopic image documents
  • Blood analysis reporting
  • Blood and bone marrow smear evaluation
  • Slide scanning
  • Secure, online access to all digitised images and reports
  • Reporting for veterinary and medical pathologists.

We also work on highly specialised biomedical research projects.

We worked with Professor Graeme Clark and Cochlear Industries to provide the histopathology evaluation and high resolution images of the inner ear of the first cochlear implant recipient, 28 years after the operation. The donated cochlear of the deceased implant recipient was so highly valuable and rare, it required the platform’s expert services to examine and process


  • Consultant veterinary and medical pathologists
  • Skilled mouse pathobiologists
  • Digital slide scanners (for brightfield and fluorescence)
  • User-friendly web-based interface (CaseCenter) for online access high resolution images and reports with over 100 registered users
  • Necropsy facility.

User information

The platform is open to researchers Australia-wide on a self-operating or a fee-for-service basis.

Other platforms

We work closely with the Melbourne Histology Platform.

Image: Patho via Wikicommons under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Contact us

Tina Cardamone or

Phone: +61 3 8344 8044

The link to our booking system is provided once training has been completed.

More information on this platform can be found on the Research Gateway, which is available to all University of Melbourne academic and honorary staff, graduate researchers and professional staff.  Please note, to access the Research Gateway, you will need to login with your University of Melbourne username and password.