Services, safety and training
Capabilities and specialist services
- Physical containment 2 (PC2)- and Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR)-certified facility
- Multidimensional data acquisition
- Confocal microscopy, including high sensitivity GaAsP and spectral detection – linear unmixing and emission fingerprinting
- Live cell imaging (widefield and high-speed confocal)
- Widefield deconvolution microscopy
- Small animal imaging using both bioluminescence and fluorescence techniques, including spectral unmixing
- High-content screening system
- Image processing and analysis, including two-, three- and four-dimensional data visualisation, parametisation and automation
As a general rule, no one is to use any of the resources within the facility prior to consultation and training with facility staff. This is both for your own safety, to ensure our microscopes are kept in an optimal condition and to minimise downtime.
We can arrange training sessions for anyone interested in becoming autonomous to use equipment or analysis software.
When starting a new project, we recommend you first consult with facility staff about your experimental design, so we can ensure you are capturing the highest possible quality of data. We also provide assistance to researchers for image processing and analysis following data acquisition.
A typical workflow for starting a new project with the imaging facility:
Requirements to obtain access to Centre for Dynamic Imaging equipment
Consultation with the manager/staff to discuss experimental design and resource requirements
Authorisation to utilise equipment autonomously following the completion of equipment and safety training
For more information, or to request training, contact:
Dr Kelly Rogers
Head, Centre for Dynamic Imaging
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Phone: +61 3 9345 2450 or +61 439 282 723