From right: Prof Clode, UWA Vice-Chancellor Prof Paul Johnson and Sen. Carr

New high-sensitivity ion probe to boost mining discoveries

Friday, 9 August 2013

The University of Western Australia has doubled its capacity to help find new mineral ore deposits through funding for a new NanoSIMS imaging and analysis facility announced yesterday by Federal Innovation, Industry Science and Research Minister Kim Carr.

Winthrop Professor David Sampson

World accolades continue for microscope-in-a-needle scientist

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The University of Western Australia's Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious international society for optics and photonics, SPIE.

Orange spheres and rod-shapes

New study reveals ancient microbial feasting

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The first-ever snapshot of primitive  organisms eating each other has been found in ancient fossils examined by a team of scientists at The University of Western Australia.

Great balls of iron - researchers uncover clue to bird navigation

Friday, 26 April 2013

Every year millions of birds make heroic migratory journeys across oceans and continents guided by the Earth's magnetic field. How they detect those magnetic fields has puzzled scientists for decades.

Winthrop Professor David Sampson

Microscope in a needle expert elected to world body

Friday, 7 December 2012

The University of Western Australia's Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, has been elected a Fellow of the international authority on optics and photonics, the prestigious Optical Society (OSA).

IMS 1280 ion probe microscope

UWA expertise to aid international nuclear inspections

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The University of Western Australia has become the first university in the world to join the United Nations international nuclear verification program, using UWA's advanced ion microprobe technology to help monitor global nuclear safeguards.

Mars Curiosity Rover

UWA discovery helps search for extra-terrestial life on Mars

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A discovery at The University of Western Australia that microbes helped shape rare spheres of iron-oxide on Earth may aid the newly landed Curiosity Rover in its search for the first verifiable signs of extra-terrestrial life in similar rocks on Mars.

UWA Centre attracts researchers world-wide

Friday, 22 June 2012

A cutting-edge facility at The University of Western Australia is attracting researchers from all over the world.

CMCA - Tuesday 15 May @ 1.00pm: Hawker Richardson Products for Productivity - Open Day

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Come along to CMCA, First Floor Physics Building and have at look at the range of Hawker Richardson Products for Productivity.  Obligation free hands on demonstrations - bring your own samples and try the instruments.

- Patented eye-pieceless optics allows operators freedom of head movement with the ability to wear glasses
- Superb Ergonomics reduces eye strain and fatigue
- Pin sharp image with long working distances
- Bright LED illumination ideal for all Inspection applications and manipulation tasks

CMCA Seminar Series - 17 May @ 4PM: 'Measuring nanoparticle dispersion and in vitro cellular uptake by electron microscopy' by Nicole Hondow

Monday, 7 May 2012

Presenter:  Nicole Hondow, Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds

Engineered nanoparticles have been the focus of much recent research with a wide-range of potential applications in catalysis, biomedicine, magnetic resonance imaging, data storage and environmental remediation.

Magnetic navigation - putting the cat among the pigeons

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Homing pigeons are well known for their extraordinary sense of direction, which is thought to result from a specialised sense that allows them to navigate using the Earth's magnetic field.

AMMRF Public Lecture: No more needles – Nanopatch technology for a healthier world. Prof. Mark Kendall, University of Queensland

Monday, 16 January 2012

AMMRF Public Lecture is entitled: No more needles – Nanopatch technology for a healthier world
Prof. Mark Kendall, University of Queensland.

Assistant Professor Alexandra Suvorova (left) and Dr Janet Muhling

Moon-walk mineral discovered in Western Australia

Monday, 16 January 2012

The last mineral thought to have been unique to the Moon has been discovered in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.  It was identified by researchers at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA).

CMCA launches Bioimaging Facility

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

CMCA will today launch the latest addition to its suite of facilities, unveiling the Bioimaging Facility at CMCA@QEII, which features the founding facilities of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) in Western Australia.

Official Launch of CMCA@Bayliss

Friday, 9 December 2011

Winthrop Professor Robyn Owens officially launched CMCA@Bayliss this week, highlighting the improved access to mass spectrometry, nuclear magentic resonance spectrometry and single-crystal X-ray diffraction facilities for all UWA staff and students.

CMCA Seminar Series: Todays Forecast: Be prepared for “An Influx™ of clones!”. Dr Andrew Lucas (Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Murdoch University). Thursday 24 November at 4.00 pm

Monday, 21 November 2011

T cells are the shock troops of the human immune system – they can be ordered to kill what they recognise. Remarkably nearly every T cell is uniquely different to each other due to mutations that occur during the synthesis of their T cell receptor (TCR).

Inner Space Exhibition by Paul Rigby

Science and beauty meet in inner space

Friday, 18 November 2011

Stunning photographs by researchers at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis feature in a new exhibition launched today in Canberra.

CMCA Office Closure: 30th November 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011

All CMCA staff will be attending a Strategic Planning Day on Wednesday 30th November 2011.  The CMCA office will be closed for all of that day; as a result only after hours access users will be able to use the Centre's facilities.

Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility: Launch of National training resource MyScope - 23 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) will launch its National On-line Training Resource: MyScope on Wednesday 23 November 2011.

You are invited to use this interactive training resource to help you progress to the use of advanced instrumentation and techniques. You can choose a learning path appropriate to your project.

Go to the web site below to access the site: 

http://www.ammrf.org.au/myscope/

AMMRF - Incredible Inner Space exhibition. Friday 18 November 2011 at Questacon, Canberra

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) invites you to discover a world of structure, function and activity beyond the naked eye, captured using some of the world's most advanced imaging technology.

The AMMRF is proud to present this collection of images from its network of centres around Australia.  AMMRF's expertise and technology is available to all Australian researchers, also enabling innovation through partnerships with industry.