Biological Optical Microscopy Platform


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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.

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.

Visit the platform


  • Deltavision OMX Blaze Super-Resolution (3D-SIM/SMLM)
  • Deltavision Elite Widefield deconvolution
  • Leica SP8 inverted confocal
  • La Vision Ultramicroscope II Lightsheet Microscope
  • Nikon Andor WD spinning disk
  • Nikon A1R inverted confocal x2
  • Nikon C2 upright confocal
  • Olympus FV-MPERS Multi-Photon
  • Olympus FV3000 inverted confocal (live cell) ISS Fast-FLIM
  • Perkin Elmer Operetta High Content Imaging
  • Zeiss LSM700 inverted confocal
  • Zeiss LSM710 Multi-Photon
  • Zeiss LSM780 inverted confocal
  • Zeiss LSM800 upright Airyscan
  • Zeiss LSM880 upright Airyscan fast
  • Zeiss Elyra/LSM880 inverted (live cell), super-resolution (Airyscan/SMLM)
  • Zeiss LSM900 inverted Airyscan2
  • Zeiss PALM Laser Microdissection
  • Image analysis workstation x5
  • Imaris 3D analysis software x3
  • Huygens deconvolution software x2

User information

The platform is open to all researchers on a user-operated basis or on a collaboration basis. All new users will need to go through a registration and training process.

Other platforms

The platform can be used in conjunction with:

Contact us

Book online using iLab

You can book this resource or platform using the iLab booking system. You will need to create an account before logging in. Access user guides and videos to help you set up an account and navigate the iLab system:

iLab booking system

If you're familiar with iLab and already have a login, visit the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform iLab Core.

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. To access the Research Gateway, login with your University of Melbourne username and password.

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