News

  • The hunt for autism genes
    27 March 2017
    Professor Russell Snell talks to Radio New Zealand about his research into the genetic causes of autism.
  • Green literacy
    16 March 2017
    Senior Tutor David Seldon from the School of Biological Sciences has created innovation in the form of used coffee grounds.
  • NZ Insect Playing Cards
    12 December 2016
    The Insects of New Zealand playing cards, by School of Biological Sciences doctoral student Leilani Walker, are now on our shores and ready for you to purchase in time for Christmas.
  • SBS scientist visits Marlon Brando’s tropical atoll
    12 December 2016
    University of Auckland scientist Dr. James Russell has recently been working on the private tropical atoll of the late actor Marlon Brando.
  • Top Medal honours for University of Auckland Science researchers
    24 November 2016
    Internationally renowned researcher and author in human experimental psychology, Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis, has been awarded the Rutherford Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • Denial of invasive species threat worries scientists
    24 November 2016
    Scientists believe a new battlefront is opening in science denialism and, this time, the target is the science of invasive alien species and the fight to protect some of the world’s rarest species and most unique ecosystems.
  • James Cook Fellowship
    11 November 2016
    Professor Debbie Hay from SBS has been awarded a James Cook Fellowship.
  • Professor Deborah Hay
    Migraine researcher awarded James Cook Fellowship
    11 November 2016
    Migraine research at the University of Auckland has been given a major funding boost with the announcement of the James Cook Fellowship awarded to Professor Deborah Hay.
  • University Directory
    Science funding at University of Auckland receives major boost
    03 November 2016
    Research in the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland has been awarded a total of $9.6 million over the next three years for a broad range of projects, from the timing of volcanic eruptions to computer software protection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.