Preclinical Support Team
Technical guidance for preclinical projects
The Preclinical Support Team assists researchers at all stages of their studies to ensure they maximise their use of Monash Biomedical Imaging technologies and the data produced.
We work with researchers in the early stages of their project to ensure they access the best suited support service for their studies. We offer varying levels of support including:
All imaging, quality control and analysis is performed by our expert staff to your requirements.
We image your samples and upload the quality checked data to our secure servers.
We train researchers to independently operate our scanners and analyse their data.
Our expertise enhances imaging projects
The Preclinical Support Team is well trained to operate and support experiments on the full suite of preclinical imaging facilities at Monash Biomedical Imaging, including our high-field MRI, PET-SPECT-CT, Ultrasound, radiochemistry lab, surgeries and support equipment and services. Our wealth of experience in operating imaging equipment along with establishing and conducting a wide variety of preclinical physiological, molecular and multi-modal imaging projects ensures research outcomes are enhanced.
Preclinical technical support services
Inductions and training
Training is provided for safe operation of all equipment and support services including:
- animal physiological monitoring (respiration rate, ECG, SpO2, IN/ET CO2, NIBP)
- radiochemistry (HPLC, Ga-68 generator, hot-cell use and isotope handling)
- surgeries - large and small animal (anaesthesia and surgery training)
- animal housing – large and small animal husbandry and handling
- safety – PC2, building, equipment and specific area inductions.
We provide ongoing support for all these activities.
Ongoing technical support
The team is on-call during business hours to provide assistance with Monash Biomedical Imaging equipment. Researchers with time sensitive issues requiring immediate support can phone our reception desk to contact a member of the team, or email the Clinical Support Team for non-urgent inquiries.
Analysis support for projects
Our team provides imaging analysis support using the following programs:
- IAW (PET, SPECT, CT)
- Analyse and Avizo (through the MASSIVE platform).
Before preclinical projects commence
Before a project can start, researchers are asked to provide a detailed description of the purposes and specific settings of the task required. After an initial review, our team can advise on the cost and approximate timeframe for completion. For more information, email the Preclinical Support Team. View our prices page for costs.
Contact & enquiries
Preclinical support call-out: MBI reception on (03) 9905 0100
Non-urgent enquiries: (03) 9902 9783
Preclinical Support Team
Dr Michael de Veer PhD
Head, Preclinical Team
Dr Gang Zheng PhD
Dr Ekaterina Salimova PhD