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Health and biomedical sciences

Our researchers collaborate with scientists and businesses around the world as they strive to prevent, diagnose and cure human diseases.

They lead projects ranging from discovering novel natural drugs to test against cancer and other diseases to understanding decline in fertility.

Many of our chemists and biochemists work with staff from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, based on our Kelburn campus, on projects related to diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Chemists at Victoria’s Ferrier Research Institute are applying their expertise to potential immunotherapies and antibiotics.

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.