Microscopy New Zealand

Ōtautahi (Christchurch) Microscopy

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

Christchurch is home to the University of Canterbury (Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha), a number of Crown Research Institutes nearby and the agriculture focused Lincoln University (Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki) 30 minutes from the city centre. 

AgResearch: Lincoln


Located opposite Lincoln University, AgResearch has transmission electron microscopes on site and experience with imaging and image analysis of biological and bio-derived samples (e.g., food, meat, wool) using a range of light, electron and x-ray imaging methods.

University of Canterbury


Biological Science houses an inverted Leica TCS SP5 confocal microscope is equipped with a full range of lasers from 405nm to 633nm, as well as incubation and heating/cooling chambers.The confocal microscope is accessible to outside organisations on a contract or collaborative basis.


AgResearch Lincoln

Dr Duane Harland 


University of Canterbury

Claire Galilee