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Auckland Science Analytical Services

Auckland Science Analytical Services (ASAS) is an initiative within the Faculty of Science to bring analytical centre equipment and expertise together under one administrative umbrella.

ASAS is responsible for the administration, operation and promotion of core facilities within the Faculty of Science to help researchers throughout the University to access key technical platforms necessary to support quallity research and teaching. Its facilities are available to researchers from outside the University including commercial entities. 

For more information, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page which includes instructions on how to register with ASAS-iLab and contact details. Registered users can directly Login to ASAS-iLab.


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  • Analytical Instrumentation

    A variety of equipment is available to determine the physical properties of solids, liquids, gases, suspensions and molecular solutions.

  • Atomic Force Microscopy

    Atomic Force Microscopy is a high-resolution type of scanning probe microscopy which can produce surface mapping of many different sample types.

  • Bioinformatics

    Bioinformatics deals primarily with analysis of biological sequence data from DNA, RNA, or proteins; other applications include the analysis and management of metabolomics data, phenotype information, systematics, and biological modelling.

  • Data Processing and Analysis

    This service provides the in-depth analysis of proteomic and metabolomic data, including functional grouping and cluster analysis. The outputs can be represented by a graphical illustration.

  • DNA Sequencing Centre

    The DNA Sequencing Centre offers the 3130XL as a service to UoA and external clients with a number of different options available.

  • Auckland Cytometry

    Auckland Cytometry provides researchers with technical expertise, training and access to instrumentation to enable and support the use of a wide range of flow cytometry techniques.

  • Auckland Genomics

    Auckland Genomics offers access to a number of sequencing and array technologies as a service.

  • Imaging Centre

    The Imaging Centre specialises in transmission electron microscopy (including Cryo-TEM), light microscopy including live cell imaging).

  • Mass Spectrometry Centre

    The Mass Spectrometry Centre provides analytical services based around a range of mass spectrometers for the Faculty of Sciences, external research groups and commercial entities.

  • MicroCT and X-ray microscope

    MicroCT & X-ray microscope is an imaging modality to non-destructively obtain 2D & 3D structural information & volumetric analysis from small samples. The samples can originate from biological, material, geological and engineering scources.

  • NMR Centre

    NMR spectroscopy is one of the principal techniques used to obtain physical, chemical, electronic and structural information about molecules. The NMR facility provides access to both solid-state and solution-state NMR instrumentation.

  • X-Ray Centre

    X-ray Diffraction is a non-destructive analytical technique which provides detailed information about the internal lattice of crystalline substances, including unit cell dimensions, bond-lengths, bond-angles, and details of site-ordering.

  • Resources

    ASAS holds monthly workshops giving an overview of the Centre. Past presentations are available to view.

  • Selected Publications

    Publications and research relating to equipment at Auckland Science Analytical Services

  • Terms of Use and Terms and Conditions

    ASAS has Terms of Use if you are an Internal user and Terms and Conditions if you are an External user