High-content screening (HCS) is an advanced microscopy platform that will be a critical area of growth in FMHS. It automatically images live or fixed cells and allows a researcher to monitor changes to multiple cells simultaneously; their visual appearance, specific properties or even structures within cells. HCS offers enormous advantages compared to our current microscopes because it is automated, reproducible, fast, and multiple analyses can be performed in parallel. Therefore, a large amount of quantitative information can be collected easily and rapidly. This equipment is essential for drug screening and functional studies. It will therefore expand Macquarie’s research capabilities significantly.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/19 → 31/12/19|