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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.

Helen Mayo North Renovations Update

Demolition is currently in progress to make way for a new Isotope Lab in the basement of HMN.  Initial works is currently contained within the Ray Last labs space and hording has been erected on the doors to this lab with sticky mats on the carpet to prevent dust from tracking into the labs.  Noisy demolition works is currently scheduled between 6am – 8:30am.  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 during this time.  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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