Introduction to Fluorescence and Confocal Microscopy 2009 Workshop
Three day workshop from 27 to 29 May 2009. Click here for further details.
MMI Advanced Optical Labs/Instrumentation Unavailable 15/04/09
MMI Advanced Optical Labs have re-opened for use.
Due to the failure in power, MMI fridge/freezer's also lost power. Could user's with items stored in MMI fridge/freezer's please contact us by emailing Anna.Jenkins@med.monash.edu.au with details of your items.
The assessment of water damage has been more extensive than anticipated causing damage to MMI's power supply (UPS) with power to all instrumentation and cell culture facilities disrupted. As a result of the invesigations, there have been further delays with power to labs which is expected to be resolved by tomorrow. Once power is restored, staff will perform system checks of each instrument to check any faults as a result of the power outage and will re-open early next week.
Security access has also been compromised. Staff will open doors manually for business hours (8.30am to 5pm) and will have the Provis, Dotslide and Computer Lab available from tomorrow.
MMI and engineers are doing all possible to minimise disruption to user access and ensure a safe working environment.
MMI will now expect to re-open Friday morning. At this stage the insurance assessor will be onsite later this morning and electrician this afternoon to restore power to labs and microscopes. There will be a further update this afternoon.
MMI expects to have power and instrumentation back online from approximately 1pm tomorrow, 16/04/2009. Please check here tommorrow for further updates regarding access.
Due to severe damage to our universal power supply (UPS) on Monday night, all instrumentation in the Advanced Optical Imaging Labs will be unavailable until further notice. We will be accessing the damage with engineers today and hope to gradually bring scopes back online.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and hope to minimise interruption to users.
MMI has now accepted a number of new microscopes which are currently being commissioned. The Nikon C1's are now available for users to begin training. Click here for more detail.
Arrival of Nikon C1
MMI has just received the first of two Nikon C1's with technicians currently being trained. We expect this C1 to be available from approximately mid February and the second later this month.
Now accepting 2009 User Registrations
Registrations for 2009 are now being accepted via jobdesk and should be submitted with the information listed below. MMI will continue to provide access to 2008 registered users over a one month change-over period for submission of 2009 re-registrations by no later than Friday 30 January 2009.
- Full Name
- Student/Staff ID No.
- Status (staff, pHD student, Hons students)
- Contact details
- Cost Centre and Fund No.
- Supervisor's name
- Biosafety training completion date
- Brief outline detailing your research, types of samples you use/anticipate to use and how they will be treated prior to entering MMI.
The fee for registration, training and access to MMI instruments is $250 (Hons students) and $500 (PhD and Staff). This is an annual registration fee that covers administration, training, on-going support (instrumentation, experimental planning) and access to demonstration equipment when available.
PC1 & PC2 certified laboratories
MMI is pleased to announce PC1 and PC2 certification of our optical microscopy facility in Strip 1 commenced on 3 November 2008.What does this mean for users?
MMI will be taking receipt of 5 new exciting microscopes in January and February 2009!Click here to find out more about the new scopes andfurther updates of their arrival/operation in the new year.