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.

Concern at seabird decline

A major review of seabird populations in northern Aotearoa New Zealand estimates up to 90 percent are at risk of extinction, according to says doctoral student Edin Whitehead.

A freeze on editing DNA

Scientists and ethicists from seven countries, including New Zealand, are insisting on a global moratorium for editing DNA in human sperm, embryos and eggs. Dr Hilary Sheppard explains why.

Predator Free New Zealand – are we dreaming?

Uncertainty, conflicts, and inadequate planning could hamper progress towards a predator free New Zealand, meaning it is critical to prepare for future scenarios now.