Microscopy New Zealand

Tāmaki-makau-rau (Auckland) Microscopy

Feel free to contact any of the people listed below if you have any questions regarding their facilities.

The University of Auckland (Waipapa Taumata Rau) has a number of microscopy facilities and
a wide range of expertise. The Biomedical Imaging Research Unit is a very good starting point. It houses both light and electron microscopes, a team of highly trained staff with a breadth of knowledge across experimental design, image acquisition and image analysis. It also has a mass spectrometer, high content screening and whole section imaging resources.

Light Microscopy

Confocal Microscopes

Olympus FV1000-slide imaging

Olympus FV1000-live cell imaging

Zeiss LSM 710 inverted

Widefield Microscopes

Leica DMR upright

Nikon TE2000E inverted

Zeiss Axio Imager M2 upright

Nikon BioStation-live cell imaging

V-slide whole section imaging

Electron Microscopy

Transmission EM

FEI Tecnai

Jeol Ice Breaker

Scanning EM

Hitachi tabletop TM3030Plus


Mass Spectroscopy



Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer

Tissue Processing

TEM specimen preparation


Image processing and analysis

Analysis notes and resources


Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Jacqui Ross