• 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.
  • 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.
  • Rutherford Fellowships announced
    17 September 2015
    The Hon Steven Joyce announced 12 new Rutherford Fellowships today. Seven of the new fellows will be based at the University of Auckland and four within the Faulty of Science.
  • 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.
  • Leading chemistry researcher wins award
    20 May 2015
    Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland has been named as one of this year’s Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
  • Putting a price on a predator-free New Zealand
    16 March 2015
    A vision of a New Zealand free from the worst introduced predators is not a fantasy, say scientists, who have analysed the costs of such a project for the first time.
  • Study of leaf pores may help scientists predict climate
    04 March 2015
    A major global research project to help build better climate models is using data collected from plants at 56 sites around the world including kauri trees at Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges.
  • New SBS doctoral students get to work
    16 February 2015
    SBS welcomes 10 new doctoral students