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.

  • Husband and wife graduate same day with same degree
    26 September 2017
    Francesca Casu and husband Davide Zazzaro like to joke they do everything together so it’s no surprise that today they graduate from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science with matching doctorates.
  • Take 10 with... Dr Anna Brooks
    22 September 2017
    Dr Anna Brooks, Research Fellow and Flow Cytometry Manager in the School of Biological Sciences and the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss lymph nodes, lasers, and landing a permanent job in research.
  • Graduating with a biological sciences degree opens up a world of possibilities
    21 September 2017
    160 School of Biological Sciences students will graduate next week. Hear from two of the eleven PhD students who believe that pursuing their passion for biology has helped them find work.
  • Restoring the mauri of our oceans
    13 September 2017
    Two important points have received little attention in the intense debate on the perilous state of our streams and rivers. Professor Mary Sewell and her co-authors share their concerns for the mauri of our oceans with Newsroom.
  • Major new investment in University of Auckland Science
    13 September 2017
    A handheld skin cancer diagnostic device and a project to explore how underwater sound can influence beer fermentation are just two of eight University of Auckland Faculty of Science research projects to be awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour Fund.