Research infrastructure and support

The School of Medical Sciences supports and is strongly associated with world class facilities and high end equipment to enable the latest methods in teaching and research.

AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre - Whakaaro Pai

The AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre is a purpose-built and architecturally designed facility for education in anatomy, radiology and pathology.

Biomedical Engineering

Excellent mechanical and electronic workshops used to develop and construct specialist equipment for research and teaching projects.

Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

The Biomedical Imaging Research Unit (BIRU) provides research infrastructure and support including light, confocal and electron microscopy, as well as imaging mass spectorometry and FACS.

Grafton Clinical Genomics

Grafton Clinical Genomics (GCG) is a shared genomics facility with high-end research equipment including: MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer, NanoString n-Counter, Ion Torrent and Illumina Next Generation Sequencers (NGS).

Histology Laboratory

The Histology Laboratory offers basic and advanced histological and
immunohistochemial processing for all human and animal tissues.

Human Anatomy Laboratories

Our Human Anatomy Laboratories are used for world-class medical and biomedical science teaching and research, underpinned by our dedicated Human Body Bequest Programme.

In Vivo Imaging

We have strong expertise in vivo imaging and offer access to the IVIS Lumina Imaging System. Contact Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles at for further information.

MaSH - Mass Spectrometry Hub

The Mass Spectometry Hub pulls together researchers from across the university to provide wrold leading knowledge and analysis support using a large collection of mass spectrometry equipment.

Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank

The Neurological Foundation Human Brain Bank is a world-class scientific resource unique to the Centre for Brain Research. It is internationally recognised for neuroscience research.

PC3 Facility

We house one of the few PC3 facilties in New Zealand that enable research of high risk organisms such as Tuberculosis (TB).

Te Ira Kāwai - Auckland Regional Tissue Bank 

Te Ira Kāwai – Auckland Regional Tissue Bank (ARTB) is a collection of tissue samples and some relevent clinical information about the samples that have been donated by patients to support ethically approved medical research.   

Zebrafish Facility

Our Zebrafish Facility was recently renovated, facilitating development to the advanced transgenic zebrafish models. Contact Dr Chris Hall at for further information.