Dr Paul McMillan

Biological Optical Microscopy Platform
University of Melbourne


Research Activities

The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform makes available state-of-the art research equipment to the students and staff of the University of Melbourne, as well as the wider community. The Platform combines the Optical Microscopy instrumentation of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, the School of Botany and the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Anatomy & Neuroscience, Microbiology & Immunology and Medicine (RMH). It operates under the umbrella of the University's Advanced Microscopy Facility.
The Platform specialises in meeting the needs of biomedical researchers and provides a complementary suite of capabilities, located in or linked to PC2 and pathogen handling capabilities. The Platform provides access to optimal live cell imaging and conventional confocal microscopy, as well as pioneering microscopy instrumentation, including 2-photon microscopy and Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy.


Cell Biology of Plasmodium falciparum
Confocal or widefield imaging of Biological samples
Super-resolution (3D-SIM) imaging of Biological samples
Super-resolution (dSTORM) imaging of Biological samples


Prof. Paul Gleeson, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Leann Tilley, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Jose Villadangos, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Christian Doerig, Department of Microbiology, Monash University
Dr. Ross Waller, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne
Dr. Paul Monaghan, CSIRO (AAHL), Geelong
A/Prof. Trevor Smith, Department of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne
Dr. Archa Fox, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research
A/Prof Jason Mackenzie

Disease Models

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 18

    30th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

    Paris Convention Centre MORE INFO
  • Apr 25

    World Malaria Day

  • Apr 29

    International Day of Immunology