The University of Queensland provides histology facilities via the School of Biomedical Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute. Services include sample preparation and staining, as well as sectioning and processing.

Histology - School of Biomedical Sciences

Services

 Self and full service: 

  • specialised systems for tissue preparation
  • slide production
  • histo-chemical staining

Equipment

  • Leica ASP3000s Pathcentre
  • Medite TES Valida embedding station
  • Leica semi-automated RM2245 rotary microtomes (2)
  • Thermo Scientific HM340E Rotary Microtome
  • Hyrax M25 rotary microtome
  • Microm Sliding microtome
  • Hyrax vibrating blade microtome for sectioning of specialised tissues
  • Pelco easiSlicer vibrating blade microtome
  • LKB Ultra microtome
  • Nikon C51 Light and Stereomicroscopy with Nikon DS-Fi Cameras
  • Histochemical Staining Facility
  • Hyrax C60 cryostat
  • Leica 3050n Cryostat
  • Thermo Cryostar NX70

Contact

Manager

Dr Darryl Whitehead

School of Biomedical Sciences

(07) 3365 2725

 

 

Histology - Queensland Brain Institute

Services

  • Cryostat and freezing microtome (sledge) tissue processing and sectioning
  • Paraffin embedding and sectioning and Tissue fixation and processing into paraffin and resin using the Biowave
  • Vibratome sectioning
  • Ultrathin sectioning (for electron microscopy)
  • Histochemical staining
  • Immunohistochemical staining  and Tissue clearing protocols including Clarity and IDISCO
  • Several staining methods available on request including silver stains, Luxol Fast Blue, Cresyl Violet (Nissl), and Haematoxylin and Eosin

Equipment

  • Rotary microtomes
  • Ultramicrotome
  • Vibratomes
  • Sliding microtome
  • Paraffin processor
  • Cryostat
     

Contact

Histology Facility Manager

Doctor Robert Sullivan

Queensland Brain Institute

(07) 3346 6361

Queensland Brain Institute, QBI Building (Building 79), St Lucia campus

Histology - UQ Diamantina Institute

Services

The facility supports both full service and self service histology. It provides high quality instrumentation and a wide range of services such as tissue processing, microtomy, cryomicrotomy, histo-chemical staining and immunohistochemistry.  The Facility can prepare frozen and formalin fixed samples as well as process the samples through sectioning and various staining techniques suitable for research use. The facility provides training and access to specialised equipment for tissue preparation slide production and histochemical staining for researchers and students.

Self and full service: 

  • tissue processing
  • microtomy
  • cryomicrotomy
  • histo-chemical staining
  • immunohistochemistry

Equipment

  • Cryo Cut Frozen Microtome
  • Leica Embedding station
  • Microtome Leica
  • Cryostat/CryoJane
  • Automated tissue processor
  • Slide printer (Thermo Fisher)*
  • Cassettes Printer (Thermo Fisher)*
  • Microtome, automated (Leica)*
  • Cryostat, automated (TBD)*
  • Automated cover slipper (Olympus)*
  • Autostainer H&E (Olympus)*
  • Automated IHC system (Dako or Ventana)*
  • Xylene recycler*

(* TRI owned)

Contact

TRI Histology Facility