About us

The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform (BOMP) makes state-of-the art fluorescence microscopy equipment available to the students and staff of the University of Melbourne, as well as the wider community.

We provide support to a number of applications including confocal microscopy, live cell imaging, high-content screening, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, laser microdissestion, 2-photon microscopy, lightsheet microscopy and super-resolution microscopy.

BOMP Contact details

Phone: (03) 9035 3021

Email: bomp-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

Web: www.microscopy.unimelb.edu.au

  • Dr Paul McMillan
    Manager, BOMP

    Dr McMillan has a PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Glasgow, UK. He has over 15 years experience in fluorescence microscopy applications, with an active interest in Super-Resolution Microscopy. He has been the manager of the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform since it started in 2013.

  • Dr Ellie Hyun-Jung Cho
    Applications Specialist, BOMP

    Dr Cho completed her PhD in the Dept. of Anatomy and Neuroscience at The University of Melbourne in 2009. Her research focus was on the ion channels in sensory pathways using fluorescence imaging, immunohistochemistry, and electrophysiology of neurons. She joined platform in 2014 and provides training and advice on image analysis and high-content imaging

  • Dr Gabriela Segal
    Applications Specialist, BOMP

    Dr Segal has a PhD in Tumour Immunology from the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. She has years of experience in sample preparation for confocal and multiphoton microscopy. In her current role as an academic specialist she supports confocal, tissue clearing and Lightsheet applications.

  • Dr Hamid Solemaninejad
    Applications Specialist, BOMP

    Dr. Hamid Soleimaninejad has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the School of Schemistry at the University of Melbourne. His background is in fluorescence imaging, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), Fluorescence anisotropy imaging microscopy (FAIM), polarization microscopy, Raman microscopy, Optics and Photonics. He is an applications specialist within the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform, with expertise in confocal and FLIM applications.

  • Dr Adam Blanch
    Applications Specialist, BOMP

    Dr Adam Blanch has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Flinders University in Adelaide. He has broad experience in microscopy and microanalysis, having trained users in the application of many different techniques including Fluorescence, SEM, AFM and Raman microscopy. His experience and interests include the correlative application of one or more of these techniques to obtain complimentary data.  He is currently a Platform Applications Specialist providing training & support for confocal systems in the Bio 21 & Peter Doherty institutes.

  • Dr Shane Cheung
    Applications Specialist, BOMP

    Dr. Shane Cheung has a PhD in Chemistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and an MSc in Microscopy and Cellular Imaging from the University of College Dublin. His background is in the synthesis and development of near-infrared fluorophores for clinical and cellular bio-imaging applications. In his current role as an Applications Specialist for the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform he is responsible for training and research support on the confocal, live-cell, and light sheet microscopes.