Health and biomedical sciences

Our researchers lead projects ranging from discovering novel natural drugs to test against cancer and diseases, through to understanding decline in fertility.

Victoria researchers collaborate with scientists and businesses around the world on a range of projects to prevent, diagnose and cure human diseases. Our researchers are currently involved in projects using chemical genetics and proteomics to identify biochemical networks within cells, discovering novel natural drugs and testing them against cancer and autoimmune and infectious diseases, studying neurochemistry of drug abuse and understanding decline in fertility in humans and other mammals.

Many of our chemists and biochemists collaborate with staff from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, which is based on our Kelburn campus, on projects related to the prevention and treatment of major diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and infectious disease.

Researchers at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health work with other health professionals, including those at Wellington Regional Hospital where the School is based, on projects to develop safer and more efficient ways of delivering healthcare.