About Histopathology

The Histopathology Laboratory strives to produce high quality work for both teaching and research purposes within the Discipline of Pathology. It is also available for contract work from other Departments/Disciplines within the University of Sydney and the general scientific community.

In addition to routine histology, we perform special histochemical stains, immunohistochemistry, and training courses.

Precinct Facility

In June 1999 the Blackburn/Bosch/QEII Research Precinct provided one years' funding for the establishment of a precinct Histopathology Facility. In July/August 1999 the Facility was established in the Histopathology Laboratory, Department of Pathology Room 565 in the Blackburn Building.

The facility moved operations to the purpose-built facility housed within the Charles Perkins Centre's educational/research hub, in November 2014 in order to meet the needs of the researchers and students.

The Histopathology Laboratory is a well-equipped facility, which can meet researchers' requirements in all areas of histotechnology, from tissue processing to sectioning and special stains. It has evolved to provide a full histopathology service for the research requirements of the entire University of Sydney, including our affiliate partners. In addition to the fee for services, the facility also provides intensive specialist training to staff and students, allowing users access to the facility to conduct their research tasks in a controlled professional environment.

The Discipline of Pathology will also provide specialist pathology advice for researchers who need assistance in planning their experiments or interpreting histological findings. Training courses in Histotechniques and Immunohistochemistry are held twice yearly, around February - March and September - October.