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.

Events

Sep16SBS Seminar Series 2014 - Prof Greg Cook
Date: 16 September 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: COLT122
Prof Greg CookDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, University of OtagoTargeting bacterial energetics to fight drug-resistant… Read more
Sep18SBS/Centre for Biodiscovery Special Seminar
Date: 18 September 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: AMLT105
Dr Maxime Bouchard presents Programmed cell death in tissue morphogenesis and diseaseCanada Research Chair in… Read more

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News

15 August 2014 Promising new treatments for multiple sclerosis
New treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) using common anti-psychotic agents have been discovered by Victoria University of Wellington researchers. Read more
4 August 2014 Rare footage captured of tuatara hatching
Extremely rare footage of a tuatara hatching has been filmed at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more
22 July 2014 Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics
Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to modern medicine. 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.

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