Biological Optical Microscopy Platform

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A monster next to a machine

The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform (BOMP) offers access to fluorescence microscopy equipment, commonly used in biology and medicine when molecules can’t be seen using conventional microscopes.

Visit the platform

At the BOMP we offer access to fluorescence microscopy equipment for biological sciences researchers. This technique uses fluorescence to detect molecules at a lower resolution than light microscopes. It is often used to study living cells and tissues.

We have experience imaging anything from single molecules to whole organs and everything in between.

Staff can help you with image analysis, super-resolution microscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, high content imaging and light sheet microscopy techniques.


  • Deltavision OMX Blaze Super-Resolution (3D-SIM/SMLM)
  • Leica SP8 inverted confocal
  • La Vision Ultramicroscope II Lightsheet Microscope
  • Nikon Andor WD spinning disk
  • Nikon A1R inverted confocal x2
  • Olympus FV-MPERS Multi-Photon
  • Olympus FV3000 inverted confocal (live cell) ISS Fast-FLIM
  • Perkin Elmer Operetta High Content Imaging
  • Zeiss LSM800 upright Airyscan
  • Zeiss LSM880 upright Airyscan fast
  • Zeiss Elyra/LSM880 inverted (live cell), super-resolution (Airyscan/SMLM)

User information

The platform is open to all researchers  on a fee-for-service basis. All new users go through a registration and training process.

Other platforms

The platform can be used in conjunction with:

Image: Paul McMillan

Contact us

Paul McMillan

Phone: +61 3 9035 3021

Visit the booking system.

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.