Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service

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microscopic view of pink and red cells

Microscopic view of mouse thyroid glands.

The Phenomics Australia Histopathology and Slide Scanning Service is the only service of its kind in Australia. Staff and consultants have the expertise and skills to provide a thorough morphological evaluation of variant or treated mouse strains. The service assists in validating mouse models of human disease and therefore current and future therapeutic opportunities.

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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
  • X-ray imaging
  • Commentary by veterinary and medical pathologists

We also work on highly specialised biomedical research projects.

We have provided support to over 150 Australian researchers across 30 biomedical research facilities. 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


Our resources include:

  • 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 more than 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: Tina Cardamone/Phenomics Australia Histopathology Service

Contact us

Tina Cardamone or Professor Janet Keast (Head)

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.