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.
Conservation silver bullet?
24 March 2016An international team of 30 scientists has conducted the first-ever global study measuring the benefits of eradication of invasive mammals on islands and concludes it is one of the most effective tools in the conservation arsenal.
Science subjects rate highly internationally
22 March 2016Science subjects at the University of Auckland are highly placed in this year’s QS World University Rankings with the University rated number one in the country in almost all subjects.
Safe disposal of Tip boxes
16 February 2016At the School of Biological Sciences, a collective unhappiness about the inability to choose to recycle Tip boxes, due to a change in supplier, galvanised Technical Team Leader Keith Richards into action.
Award winning poster
15 January 2016Group work in the lab resulted in a very focused and engaged group of students from BIOSCI 102 – Plants, Microbes & Society class of 2015; not to mention a winning poster.
Rodent eradication successes documented in journal special issue
13 January 2016A special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology has been released documenting both the history and state-of-the-art of rodent eradications in New Zealand.
SPARK - Best Business Proposal
28 October 2015Congratulations to Silas Villas-Boas and Ninna Granucci (PhD student), Ivan Luis Ullmann and Niloofar Rafati, mentored by Mark Burgess The team led by Silas, were awarded one of the prizes for the best business proposal at the Spark Grand Prize Giving event 22 October 2015.
Workshop - Bayesian and Penalised Regression Methods for Epidemiological Analysis’ Event as iCalendar
08 September 2016 - 09 September 2016, 9am - 5:30pmThis short course will be led by Prof Sander Greenland, Research Professor and Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles. Hosted by the Statistical Consulting Centre
10th IASC Asian Conference on Statistical Computing Event as iCalendar
11 December 2017 - 14 December 2017It is our great pleasure to invite you to Auckland to attend the 10th Conference of the IASC (2017 IASC-ARS/NZSA) to be hosted by the Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland in Dec 2017.
PhD Studentship in Biosecurity available - Lincoln, New Zealand
07 April 2016This project will investigate the possibility of manipulating wasp foraging based on knowledge of chemical ecology and insect learning, and investigate potential new tactics for control. It is part of the National Science Challenge; our Biological Heritage. Based within Plant & Food Research’s Biosecurity Group at Lincoln near Christchurch, the PhD student will be supervised by scientists with established reputations in chemical ecology and insect behavior.