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.


Oct23Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series 2014 - Marinus, Caie & Moginie
Date: 23 October 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: HMLT001
Stephanie Marinus presents Larval culture of Siphonaria australis and its application to studies of larval… Read more
Oct31SBS Special Seminar - Dr Chris Cornwall
Date: 31 October 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: HMLT001
Dr. Chris CornwallResearch Fellow, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania… Read more

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7 October 2014 Asthma vaccine discovery
A team of New Zealand researchers has discovered new vaccine technology that can be used to treat asthma and other allergic diseases. Read more
29 September 2014 Quality of undergraduate research recognised
Research by three Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate students has been published in Biotechnology Letters, a highly ranked international peer-reviewed journal. Read more
23 September 2014 Pioneer recognised with international award
Victoria University of Wellington researcher Professor Ken McNatty has been awarded the 2014 Pioneer Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the understanding of sheep and cattle reproduction. 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.