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Joint Graduate School in Dairy Research and Innovation


Research facilities


By combining facilities with The University of Auckland, DairyNZ, LIC and AgResearch we are able to offer a broad range of research facilities, which can cater to the varying PhD studentships within the Joint Graduate School in Dairy Research and Innovation.

Facilities at the Faculty of Science


The Faculty of Science is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked* science faculty hosting a wealth of leading-edge research programmes. In addition to the standard laboratory facilities the faculty has a range of specialised research services and facilities, including:

  • Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics facilities for DNA sequencing, genotyping and gene expression analysis, as well as a full range of proteomic and mass spectrometric services including 2-D electrophoresis, HPLC, small molecule elucidation peptide mass fingerprinting, sequencing and quantitative proteomics.
  • The Microscopy and Graphics Unit is a core facility within the School of Biological Sciences which provides state of the art light and electron microscopy, plus assistance with photography, graphic art and digital image manipulation.
  • Major facilities in the School of Chemical Sciences include Raman/far IR spectrometer, 13C Cross Polarised Magic Angle (CPMAS)NMR spectrometers, X-ray diffractometers (Powder and single crystal), Thermal analysis, DSC, GC-MS, LC-MS, XPS-Auger, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Environmental SEM, Atomic Force Microscopy, Mass spectrometer, Pulse/steady state radiolysis, Microfabrication, Pulsed laser facilities, Food characterisation (Stress-controlled Rheometry, Malvern Mastersizer for particle size, Diffusing-wave spectroscopy for measuring dynamics in concentrated solutions, Ultra-sound sonicator).
  • eResearch The Centre for eResearch is a cross-faculty research centre, hosted within the Faculty of Science. They develop new ways to apply computer and information sciences to all research and science disciplines, both at the University of Auckland and within nationwide research programmes. The aim is to enhance the understanding of research processes and the delivery of research computing services.


See Centre for eResearch