Biological imaging facility
The School of Medicine Biological Imaging Facility (SoM-BIF) provides optical imaging equipment for Deakin researchers and students, as well as researchers in the greater Geelong region.
Technologies supported by SoM-BIF currently include light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy and confocal microscopy. In addition we offer support for your study design, sample imaging and data analyses.
All users must be familiar with the booking rules, associated usage costs, usage guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs). If you are new user, please follow the steps on the 'first time user”' tab to get started.
In the event of urgent lab matters such as spills, broken equipment or alike, please contact:
(03) 5227 1267
Senior technical officer
(03) 5227 1030
- First time consultation
Prior to training on a piece of equipment and commencing imaging work, we would like to meet with you and your supervisor to discuss your project and make sure your supervisor supports your experiments, including all associated costs. Prior to this meeting, please fill out the user/project agreement form (Please contact us for further information)
- Part 1 training.
We will provide you with introductory material for:
- The particular instrument
- Booking system
- Part 2 training.
This session will consist of one-on-one or small group hands-on training to the instrument. You will learn about the rules associated with the instrument, how to turn the instrument on and off as well as how to operate the instrument and software. This session usually takes approximately 2 hours. You are required to have completed both step 1 to 2 (consultation and part1 training) prior to attending the training session.