Full service histology research and teaching facility

UWA’s Histology Laboratory produces high-quality work for teaching and research purposes within UWA departments and the general scientific community. It provides a wide range of cutting-edge services, including light and electron microscopy processing and cryostat sectioning. 

The laboratory's extensive capabilities include:

  • Biological material acquisition and preparation
  • LM and TEM processing of cells and tissues to wax or resin
  • Microtomy
  • Staining, including immunohistochemical staining and special stains for detection of various cellular components (an auto stainer and autocoverslipper are available for high-volume projects)
  • Cryostat sectioning
  • Access to human tissue
  • Specialist histological expertise is available in areas such as large and thick sectioning, including bone sectioning and the provision of human tissue sections
  • Antigen-retrieval

The Histology Laboratory provides self-service and full-service processing, sectioning and staining. Its services are available to staff, students and external clients. For additional information, quotes or specific requests, contact the laboratory directly. 

  • Histology services
  • Tissue processing 
  • Microtome induction courses
  • Special stains

Acknowledgement statement

“The authors acknowledge the facility and scientific and technical expertise of Histology, School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia.”

A request is made for its use, where appropriate, in publications and presentations.
Also a request for a re-print of the published article to be sent to [email protected]


Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis

Contact the Histology Laboratory

For histology services or equipment bookings and enquiries, contact Mary Lee, Technical Services.

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