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.

Harnessing nature for health and wellbeing

Our vision is nature-inspired discovery for better health.

Our research is supported by a team of academic and research staff and graduate students with substantial expertise in natural product-based chemical biology.

Developing strategies for diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and neurological and infectious diseases are areas of major emphasis.

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A Victoria University of Wellington PhD student hopes his Neurological Foundation of New Zealand scholarship will lead to new treatments for brain diseases.

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