Monash Micro Imaging
Monash Univeristy Clayton
MMI provides training in Microscopy and Imaging for its member users in the following areas:
- general introduction to microscopy, for new users and postgraduates
- microscope operator training (LM and EM for biological applications)
- specialised training for advanced microscopy applications
- image analysis and quantitation
We also are happy to assist with project planning, budgeting and supervision of project work
Non-Monash users may be included for training from time to time, please enquire if interested, or if you wish to ask MMI to run a special program for your group.
The specific program schedule will be as follows:
- General Introduction to Microscopy and Imaging
- Instrument Operator Training
- Follow-up Application Training
- SEM and TEM Training
- Costs of Training
For new postgraduate students.Short seminar and discussion, compulsory for all new users of MMI Instrumentation
Clayton Campus: First Monday of each month.
This will include a brief theoretical overview coupled with 'hands on" operator training: (monthly 2-4 hrs). Theory sessions will run on 1st Monday of the month 10:30am - 12am, in Building 76/77.
Includes sessions for colocalisation, 3D imaging, deconvolution, live cell imaging, FRAP, FRET, specimen preparation or any other requested areas.
- Image analysis: we currently support Analysis (Olympus SiS), Imaris, Metamorph
- basic analysis (would suit most packages)
- image analysis using SiS Analysis
- 3D analysis [Imaris]
SEM and TEM training is organised on demand and generally 1-on-1. Please enquire via JobDesk.
MMI Registration is $800 for the year (2013) for staff/students located with in the MMI Imaging Consortium Group (Monash FMNHS or School of Biol Sci, or at another Monash Partner Institution) and applies to all Optical Microscopy or Electron Microscopy involving user training to independent usage of instruments.
For all other access or requests, please contact the relevant MMI section
NOTE: For EM and combined OM/EM access/support/collaboration. Access and research support requires that the CI discusses the project with the Head of BioEM in order to confirm appropriate techniques, costing and nature of the collaboration or research support.
Non-consortium group (ie those not within Monash FMNHS or School of Biol Sci, or at another Monash Partner Institution) are encouraged to take out an Associate Membership ($10,000 or $20,000) which covers a number of users for training and instrument hours, with rates equating to approx $40/hr.
Casual usage: is not encouraged, but if required, an individual hourly rate for instrument access (when available) can be offered: $66 (for Monash, non-consortium) to $80 (non-Monash Research Institute or other University).
Please note (MMI Imaging Consortium Group) : the actual cost of providing a supported instrument is calculated to be at least $80/hr, and we recommend that you request this in your NHMRC and ARC grants as follows: $40/hr requested from granting body, with an equivalent matching (provided by the University) of $40/hr. We understand that these applications are not always successful, and that even with successful grants the funding for microscopy is not actually stipulated. Monash University provides financial support for MMI which allows it to offer user access fees which equate to about $12/hr (basic user) or less under the Access Fees detailed above.