Research centres and institutes

The School of Biological Sciences is home to two research centres, and partners with several independent organisations.

Centre for Biodiscovery

The Centre for Biodiscovery’s mission is to enhance health and wellbeing through discovery and application of nature-inspired products and processes.

Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology

The Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology focuses on the restoration of depleted species and communities in ecosystems impacted by human activity.

Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory

The Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory in Wellington’s Island Bay supports the School of Biological Sciences’ coastal ecology research.

Partner organisations

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is New Zealand’s leading independent biomedical research institute.

Medical Research Institute of New Zealand

MRINZ investigates important public health problems and uses this knowledge to improve prevention and treatment and clinical management of diseases.

Otari Wiltons Bush

VUW and SBS are proud to be part of Dr. Leonard Cockayne’s vision for Otari-Wilton Bush as a working laboratory for scientific research on New Zealand flora

Pacific Biosecurity

Pacific Biosecurity forms co-operative partnerships that work together to protect against invasive insect species throughout the Pacific region.

ESR, Environmental Science and Research

ESR specialises in research to keep people and communities safe and healthy. The Kenepuru and Wallaceville sites focus on infectious disease and epidemiology.

Capital and Coast District Health Board

Our partnership with CCDHB encompasses collaborative clinical research programmes that also support our post-graduate teaching in clinical research.