News

  • University of Auckland researchers honoured
    15 November 2018
    Two leading scientists, Professor John Montgomery and Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, have been honoured in this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists awards.
  • University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
    08 November 2018
    Three of 15 leading-edge research projects within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland have attracted funding from this year’s Marsden fund. Find out more.
  • Science lectures part of Spring Week on campus
    06 November 2018
    Language, sand and sex differences feature in three of the Spring Week lectures, open to the public. Find out more about these Faculty of Science lectures and others available to adult learners.
  • From Science degree to deep blue sea
    01 November 2018
    A Q&A with Science alumnus William Trubridge, first man in the world to freedive to a depth of more than 100 metres.
  • 2018 Hamilton Award | Developing snapper aquaculture through image 'fingerprinting' and genome research
    18 October 2018
    Associate Professor Maren Wellenreuther has been awarded the Hamilton Award, the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Science, for her research to develop new aquaculture-ready species in New Zealand.
  • It's all about ants
    15 October 2018
    Did you know that New Zealand has 11 native species of ants? Associate Professor Margaret Stanley is interviewed on Radio NZ about her research into ants.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Joan Dingley
    21 September 2018
    Joan Dingley's science helped mould-proof tents and radio equipment in the Pacific during World War II. Read more about her and other trailblazing women scientists as part of the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for one week.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Ingrid Visser
    18 September 2018
    Read about alumna Dr Ingrid Visser's career as a world-leading expert in Orca whales as part of the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • Japan’s whale kill ‘frustrating’ – marine researcher
    06 September 2018
    As Japan comes under fire from international conservation groups alleging more than 50 minke whales were killed inside Antarctic’s Ross Sea Marine Protected Area, New Zealand scientists say important research on whale populations is being undertaken without the need to hunt.
  • Curious little scientists question the world
    06 August 2018
    A class of 24 preschoolers from Learning Edge Montessori Preschool (Glen Eden) recently visited the School of Biological Sciences.
  • Restoring the Hauraki Gulf with mussels
    19 June 2018
    Dr Andrew Jeffs talks to Radio NZ about a project to restore the mussel beds in the waters around Auckland that could provide part of the answer to cleaning up the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Mātauranga and science join forces in new research
    14 June 2018
    The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) recently announced that it has awarded $100,000 in funding towards a project that aims to improve the way in which scientists work with and engage with Māori.
  • University of Auckland professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor
    12 June 2018
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
  • University marine biologist wins environment award
    08 June 2018
    Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine has been named inaugural winner of the Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
  • Not letting the neighbours ruin the mood
    06 June 2018
    New research into the reproductive behaviour of one of New Zealand’s most mysterious and unusual insects – the cave weta – shows that the male weta’s distinctively-elongated hind legs play a vital role in ensuring mating success.
  • Biological Sciences team win Centre for Brain Research prize
    17 May 2018
    Professor Russell Snell, Associate Professor Klaus Lehnert, Dr Jessie Jacobsen and Dr Pritika Narayan from the School of Biological Sciences won the Centre for Brain Research's Collaborative Science Prize for their work in The Applied Translational Genetics Group. Their award was presented by the Governor-General.
  • No sex means longer life
    07 May 2018
    Promiscuity is a bad idea for female stick insects, in fact their smartest option is to have no sex at all.
  • New PhD Leadership Development Programme launches this month
    20 April 2018
    Four doctoral candidates from the Faculty of Science have been accepted into a new leadership development programme with The New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI).