School of Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

Explore biology at a school ranked top in New Zealand for its research quality.

Our world-class staff can introduce you to biomedical science, biotechnology, conservation biology, evolutionary genetics, marine biology, New Zealand’s endangered species, reproductive biology and more.

There are also opportunities for you to join more than 200 postgraduate students from around the world who are taking part in groundbreaking research and discovery.

Find out more about what we can offer and our state-of-the-art facilities.


Aug18The 12th Conference of the New Zealand Association of Clinical Research
Date: 18 August 2016
Time: 12.00 am
Venue: The Pullman Hotel, Auckland
The New Zealand Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes) is the professional association for clinical researchers… Read more

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27 April 2016 PhD student’s revolutionary cell research to fight brain diseases
A Victoria University of Wellington PhD student hopes his Neurological Foundation of New Zealand scholarship will lead to new treatments for brain diseases. Read more
22 April 2016 Research funding to test the waters
A three-year Victoria University of Wellington research collaboration with Chinese partners has been granted $300,000 to develop tools to detect harmful molecules in the environment. Read more
19 April 2016 Health Research Council funding for Victoria University researchers
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded $300,000 in funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for projects that will aid chronic pain suffers and the disabled. Read more

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Alistair Brown, PhD candidate

Alistair Brown’s interest in using bacteria to solve a problem drew him to biology. Now he’s doing research he hopes will lead to the identification of new antibiotics. Watch Alistair’s story.