School of Biological Sciences


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.

  • Structural snapshots catch an enzyme in the act
    27 July 2016
    The team at the School of Biological Sciences have not only captured an intermediate in an enzymatic reaction and visualised it in full atomic detail for a full series of key intermediates in catalytic cycle, it has been reported in the Cell Press journal Structure.
  • Xiaoshi High School visit
    14 July 2016
    Twenty students from Xiaoshi High School in Ningbo, China recently visited the University of Auckland for two days.
  • Best talk award at wine industry event
    08 July 2016
    Research Fellow Dr Sarah Knight has been awarded the prize for Best Talk at the industry lead New Zealand Winegrowers' Grape Days event held in Central Otago.
  • Joint role balancing act brings double benefits
    15 June 2016
    Thomas Buckley divides his time between Landcare Research and the University of Auckland, when he's not collecting giant weta at Mt Farrady.
  • Do females do it differently to males?
    13 June 2016
    The question of the differences between sexes will once again come to the fore at the School of Biological Sciences with the arrival of new lecturer Dr. Kristal Cain in June.
  • SBS researchers collaborating in Brazil
    30 May 2016
    The School of Biological Sciences is currently involved in two long-term international partnerships involving researchers from the University of São Paulo, UFF (Niteroi), and UFRPE in Brazil investigating the terrestrial and marine ecology of the Brazilian coast and islands.