Biomedical Imaging Research Unit


The Biomedical Imaging Research Unit (BIRU) provides research infrastructure and support and is located in the School of Medical Sciences within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the Grafton campus.

Hilary Holloway Prize for Best Image 2023
Morphological Changes of the Aging Human Cerebroventricular System Vivi Sheppard and Caleb Paterson School of Medical Sciences
  • Annual image competition - results - 2023
    08 December 2023
    The award winners of the 2023 BIRU image competition were announced on Tuesday 28 November at the annual Research Celebration. The joint winners of the visualisation and analysis category and overall winners and recipients of the Hilary Holloway Prize for best image were Vivi Sheppard and Caleb Paterson, two MEDSCI 300 students with their entry entitled 'Morphological Changes of the Aging Human Cerebroventricular System''.
  • New slide-scanner for BIRU
    04 September 2023
    A new Olympus SLIDEVIEW VS200 research slide-scanner was recently installed in BIRU. The system will complement the MetaSystems VSlide, which is very heavily used with little capacity to support new users. The VS200 has a slide loader and both colour and monochrome cameras available together with a range of objective lenses. The software is easy to use. Polarised light, phase contrast and darkfield are new capabilities that the VS200 brings to the BIRU. BIRU staff member Ratish Kurian is in charge of the new system.