News

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rapid eradication assessment tool developed
    18 August 2016
    Researchers from the University of Auckland Department of Statistics and School of Biological Sciences have developed a new online tool for rapidly confirming when pests have been successfully eradicated from an area.
  • SBS academic awarded Plant Biologist award
    18 August 2016
    The Roger Slack Award in Plant Biology for 2016 has been awarded to SBS Senior Lecturer, Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng.
  • Hood Fellowship awarded to Professor John Montgomery
    10 August 2016
    John Montgomery’s outgoing Hood Fellowship has been awarded principally for a visit to Bristol University hosted by Shane Windsor.
  • 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.
  • Conservation silver bullet?
    24 March 2016
    An 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 2016
    Science 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 2016
    At 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 2016
    Group 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 2016
    A 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 2015
    Congratulations 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.