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.

  • Hatherton Award winner
    16 September 2016
    The 2016 Hatherton Award has been awarded to Dr Jason Busby from the School of Biological Sciences.
  • Professor Richard Gardner awarded Emeritus title
    12 September 2016
    Professor Richard Gardner has been awarded the title of University of Auckland emeritus professor, alongside already being a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Emeritus Professor Richard Gardner held a personal chair in molecular genetics at the University of Auckland concluding his tenure from 1985 to 2013.
  • Conservation a likely winner from odour research
    09 September 2016
    Patrick Garvey's research suggests that dominant predator scent is attractive to stoats.
  • Anna goes to Parliament
    31 August 2016
    PhD student Anna Probert has been appointed as one of four biosecurity champions by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
  • Is science male?
    19 August 2016
    Why are there so few senior women working in the Science field and what can we do to make science gender-neutral? These and other questions where discussed at two presentations by Professor Jenny Martin Director of the Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane.
  • Are experiments better than models? Event as iCalendar
    26 September 2016, 1 - 2pm
    Experiments are commonly thought to be better sources of scientific knowledge than models and simulations. This judgment often rests on intuitions about experiments getting scientists “closer to the natural world” than models. Dr Emily Parke from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland examines and criticises several arguments for the superiority of experiments over models.