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Welcome to Adelaide Microscopy, the Centre for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Adelaide Microscopy offers access to a broad range of the most technologically advanced instrumentation for microscopy and microanalysis. Our scientific support services are available to universities, other institutions and the private sector.

Adelaide Microscopy Equipment Booking Software Upgrade in 2019

Adelaide Microscopy has implemented a new equipment booking system which replaces Calcium and aims to streamline and improve equipment booking, charging and reporting processes. The new software is accessible from 1 January 2019 by clicking the ‘Book now’ widget in the top right hand corner of this page. Further information about the upgrade is available here.

Helen Mayo North Renovations Update

Renovations are currently in progress to make way for a new Isotope Lab in the basement of HMN.  Noisy demolition works are currently scheduled between 6am – 8:30am each morning and sticky mats have been placed on the floors to help prevent dust from tracking into the lab.  The Adelaide Microscopy basement labs can still be accessed via the main stairwell, however, please note that the basement toilets will be out of order until the works are complete (expected late February 2019).  The nearest available toilets can be found in the foyer of the ground floor, just inside the main building entrance.

We will provide further updates as they occur.

Educational and other links

MyScope Virtual Microscopy Open external site link in new windowonline education tool for microscopists.
Virtual Electron Microscopy Open external site link in new window, a fun interactive online SEM. 
Nikon Small World Competition Open external site link in new window enter the annual competition or view some amazing microscopy images DEADLINE 30 APRIL EACH YEAR.

AMMS Society

Become a member of AMMS - Join the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS) Open external site link in new window

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Adelaide Microscopy

Ground Floor NG13,
Helen Mayo Building North
Frome Road
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005

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T: +61 8 8313 5855

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
(except public holidays and University closure days over the Christmas/New Year period)

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