Our students have access to top facilities and equipment for their research, like aerial drones, testing suites and marine research vessels.
Training labs include the AUT Roche Diagnostics Laboratory – which has state-of-the-art medical and biomedical testing machinery, and is the only university lab of its kind in New Zealand.
The AUT Roche Diagnostics Laboratory serves as a training facility for our biomedical and medical laboratory science students. An industry and academic partnership, the lab houses state-of-the-art machinery and equipment used for scientific testing.
ALCES (the AUT “squid lab”) is a research group studying cephalopod biology – especially deep-sea squids. Projects within this group are mainly at postgraduate level (master’s and doctoral research), investigating the diversity and ecology of cephalopods.
Incorporating multispectral, infra-red, thermal and vegetation stress cameras.
Platforms include: AA, ICP, HPLC, GC, GC-MS, LC-MS, FTIR and NMR.
Tasting booths for descriptive sensory analysis, projective mapping and consumer testing.
10.7m and 4.7m, range of aquatic and benthic sampling devices, SCUBA support.
Isolation and culture facilities, PC1 and PC2 biocontainment laboratories, batch and continuous bioreactors, biofilm bioreactors, microcosms, rapid enumeration tools.
Atomic-force, laser-confocal, Raman, SEM and TEM.
10,000 litre capacity, freshwater and marine aquaria.