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.

Predator of NZ’s tiniest bird

Two University of Auckland PhD students have discovered New Zealand’s smallest bird has a fearsome predator, the long-tailed cuckoo, something scientists hadn’t known until now. Find out more.

Kiwis pilot maggot farm

A Kiwi venture which uses maggots to process waste into fertiliser and chicken feed has set up its first treatment plant in India. Hexacycle is the brainchild of Biological Sciences PhD student Neil Birrell. Read more.

A treatment revolution

Cancer research undertaken at the University of Auckland has changed lives. Our top scientists say it has now entered the next frontier and there's hope cancer could eventually be brought under control.