SMM offers a range of specialised short courses on microscopy techniques and sample preparation. We also have excellent online training modules available for the following instruments via MyScope:

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
X-ray diffraction (XRD)
Scanning Probe and Atomic Force Microscopy
Confocal Microscopy


WORKSHOP - 3D Microscopy Techniques
3D Microscopy Techniques

Date: Wednesday 20 September
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Seminar Rooms 1.2 & 1.4, Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
Cost: FREE


Overview: This workshop will give an overview of current advanced microscopy platforms available at SMM to visualise biological samples in three dimensions: including sample preparation, light microscopy, micro-CT, SEM, TEM and image visualisation.


Date: 26 - 27 September
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Level 1, Microscope Lab 1, Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
Cost: $150 - $200

Register: Click Here

Overview: The Fiji distribution of the ImageJ image analysis package is a powerful free tool. It contains a broad range of built in (and auto updated) tools that can be easily used to gain true quantitative information from an image. Topics include (but are not limited to): Image Analysis Fundamentals, Simple Analysis, Cell Counting, Segmentation, 3D and Making Movies, Scratch Wound Assay Analysis, Image Stitching and Alignment, Skeletonisation for Bacterial Length and Mitochondria Networks, Writing Macros, Batch Processing.


Information for undergraduate unit co-ordinators

SMM offers customised workshops, based on demand, in a wide range of microscopy techniques. Please email us at with the following information:

  • Proposed date/s of workshop/demonstration
  • Unit name and code
  • Topics to be covered
  • Name of instrument/s to be booked
  • Number of students
  • Internal Responsibility Code (RC) and Project Code (PC) to be charged

Once your request is received, a staff member will be in contact to confirm your booking and plan your visit.

The fees are:

  • $130 per hour per instrument
  • $195 per hour per staff member