News

  • Not one but two Hercus Fellows from SBS
    01 November 2016
    Two researchers from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland have recently been awarded Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowships. This is a fantastic achievement for both new fellows as only five of these fellowships are awarded nationally.
  • NZ scientist’s role in efforts to restore great prairielands
    01 November 2016
    A New Zealand scientist has sequenced the genome of a little-known bacterium abundant in the soils of the great prairie lands of the United States but almost entirely missing in the agricultural soils that replaced them.
  • Top researchers elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand
    26 October 2016
    Ten leading researchers from the University of Auckland were among 19 New Zealanders elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand today.
  • Some plants naturally make readily degradable lignin
    25 October 2016
    Researchers from the University of Auckland Schools of Biological Sciences and Chemical Sciences have recently collaborated with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Centre (GLBRC) in a study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemistry professor John Ralph.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BreatheHero win Spark commercialisation prize
    25 October 2015
    BreatheHero(TM) was awarded the UniServices Research Commercialisation Prize at the Spark 100k Challenge Grand Prize Giving.
  • NZ-China science partnership celebrated
    25 September 2015
    Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has unveiled a plaque at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Guangzhou which represents the partnership between the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health and New Zealand’s Maurice Wilkins Centre, which collectively have formed the Joint Centre for Biomedicine.
  • Auckland’s trees vulnerable to housing intensification
    04 June 2015
    Auckland’s trees have little protection against urban intensification and of those that are left, only a few are listed for preservation, a new study has found.