Biomedical Imaging Research Unit

Nikon BioStation - time-lapse imaging


  • Phase contrast
  • Fluorescence
  • Time-lapse imaging
  • Multi-site imaging - total imaging area 6mm x 6mm


2M Nikon monochrome camera



  • Objectives: Dry (10x, 20x, 40x)
  • Filter blocks: UV, GFP bandpass, FITC longpass, Texas Red, Cy5
  • Phase contrast imaging
  • Perfusion system
  • Gas and temperature control

For use with 35mm diameter plastic Petri dishes.

Please note that coverslip-bottom thickness dishes such as the Ibidi range, are not suitable for this machine.


Equipment charges - users from The University of Auckland

  • $11.24 per hour for standard use
  • $6.42 per hour for time-lapse imaging after 4 hours of use

Funded by

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board (Applicant: Professor Larry Chamley, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)


Room extension number



Contact person

Jacqueline Ross

Lead Technologist, Technical Services


Telephone: 923 7438 or Ext 87438