Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

Facilities and services

Computer modelling and virtual screening facilities

  • Protein structure modelling, molecular docking, cheminformatics and molecular dynamics applications
  • Linux and Windows workstations, National eScience Infrastructure high performance computing environment

Synthetic chemistry facilities

  • Twenty four 1.8m chemistry fume hoods
  • 400 MHz NMR spectrometer
  • Parallel synthesis facility
  • Microwave reactor
  • Hydrogenator

Radiation chemistry and biology

Tissue culture facilities

  • 12 class II biohazard hood workstations
  • 21 CO2 incubators, including for cell growth under 1-5% O2
  • Three anoxic/hypoxic glove-port chambers
  • Oxygen measurement facilities
  • BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer
  • Plate readers for absorbance and fluorescence determinations
  • JuLITM stage microscopy for live cell imaging
  • Hanging drop spheroid culture and multicellular layer culture systems

Bioanalysis systems

  • Agilent HPLC and mass spectrometry systems, including single stage quadrupole, triple quadrupole and qTOF systems

Liquid scintillation analyser


Multicellular layer diffusion chamber apparatus

Customised drug design and synthesis