Monash Micro Imaging - ARA

Overview of Services

MMI is a central university research Platform providing advanced optical microscopy infrastructure, analytical support and training for the biomedical and life sciences. To provide a strong, integrated network of world-class technology research platforms to the Alfred Research Alliance (ARA). These are made up of core facilities and capabilities that provide high-quality specialist research services (see

Our core technology research platforms are coordinated through the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure).


MMI Platform Vision

Monash Micro Imaging strives to provide a fully integrated optical microscopy imaging research environment for the biomedical and life sciences. Our aim is to empower researchers by providing access to state-of-the-art microscopy technology, and to ensure excellence in imaging through expertise in experimental design, application development, data analysis and research collaboration.


MMI Platform Mission

To provide world class microscopy instrumentation for your research needs

To provide substantive, expert support for cellular and subcellular microscopy, associated techniques and data analysis

To provide excellence in research training in microscopy

To collaborate in ground breaking biomedical/life science research and innovate new imaging approaches


To learn more about MMI please visitour website:




Dr Irena (Iśka) Carmichael 

Manager, Monash Micro Imaging at ARA

+61 3 9903 0142

Burnet Tower





Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Facility Hours: 24/7

Staff Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm 

Commercial Road, AMREP Campus 

Links and Resources

  1. Monash Micro Imaging
  2. Monash Technology Research Platforms
  3. Burnet Cell Imaging Facility


Name Role Phone Email Location
Iska Carmichael
Senior Microscopist
Immunology; Burnet Building L 6
Samantha Warren
Optical Microscopist
Immunology; Burnet Building L 6

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