Enhanced micro-Raman and Fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging facility for biosystems and materials

  • McNaughton, Donald (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Beardall, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clayton, Margaret (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Deacon, Glen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Forsyth, Maria (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gee, Michelle (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Heraud, Philip (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Junk, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Langford, Steven (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mulvaney, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Murray, Keith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rowley, Merrill (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Schmidt, Harald (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smith, Trevor (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Spiccia, Leone (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Trounson, Alan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wood, Bayden (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

State-of-the-art Raman mapping and imaging equipment integrated with an atomic force microscope (AFM) will provide enabling technologies for cutting-edge research in disease diagnosis, mapping of the distribution and interactions of pharmaceutics in cells, understanding intracellular signalling molecules and nanomaterials research. A flexible micro-Raman spectrometer (sub-micron spatial positioning and micron spatial resolution) will be interfaced to an AFM head to enable nanometre spatial resolution for imaging/mapping at the sub-cellular level. Complementary new-generation total internal reflection and time-resolved fluorescence microscopy facilities will provide an integrated world-class equipment platform.
Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$570,000.00
  • Monash University: A$115,000.00
  • University of Melbourne