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.


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22 July 2014 Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics
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11 July 2014 Putting a dollar value on conservation
The economic and social benefits of greening urban areas are being explored in a multi-disciplinary project at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more
4 July 2014 Detecting harmful molecules in the environment
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have developed a new technique that can detect environmental levels of oestrogen at the equivalent of detecting one pinch of salt in an olympic-sized swimming pool. Read more

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Lord Howe

New field course: Island Biology 

Immerse yourself in the basic principles of island ecology, evolution and conservation during a week-long field trip to Lord Howe Island.

New from Science

SCIE 201  Energy, Society and the Future
SCIE 302  Revolutions in Science
SCIE 401  Climate Science and Decision Making

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