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.

Meet our staff

Associate Professor Debbie Hay hopes that her current research into ways to halt tumour growth will lead to new treatments to fight cancer.

Find a research project

Looking for a PhD, MSc or BSc(Hons) research project? Browse through a list of available projects and supervisors in our 3 thematic research sections.

SBS in the media

Every week, the School of Biological Sciences' research is featured in various national and international media. Read through a selection of recent articles.

  • Science Futures Evening Event as iCalendar
    06 August 2015, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Do you have a young family member or friend who is considering taking a degree in Science? Science Futures Evening will show the exciting and wide variety of careers that a Science degree can lead to.
  • SBS Seminar - Pat Langhorne - Antarctic sea ice and ice shelves: 100 years of science Event as iCalendar
    13 August 2015, 1 - 2pm
    An ice shelf (or “ice barrier” in the parlance of the early explorers) is formed where the ice from continental Antarctica flows out to float upon the ocean. Recently there has been considerable anxiety regarding the melting and collapse of ice shelves around Antarctica. As these ice shelves are the “corks” that keep the ice on continental Antarctica, their loss will ultimately lead to catastrophic sea level rise.