Welcome to the School of Biological Sciences


We offer students, individuals wishing to upskill, and industry a wide range of world-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, facilities and services. Our school collaborates closely with several leading research centres, and in association with the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology operates the first dedicated bio-incubator in New Zealand.

Sonic Beer

Our researchers are using the power of sound to alter beer fermentation. This research also has the potential to be applied to the production of a wide range of industrial materials.

Beyond our own backyards

Opinion: When it comes to conservation, it's time to look up from our backyards and take on the larger vision, writes Associate Professor Margaret Stanley.

Unravelling the mystery of hydrocarbon-producing algae

Associate Professor Jane Allison is part of an international team awarded US$1.2 million to investigate hydro-producing algae. Find out more about their research project.