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Our Research

The School of Biological Sciences operates cutting edge facilities and services supporting both academic groups and co-located companies. Many services are also available to external companies on a contract basis. Subject areas range from biomedical, microbial and plant biotechnology to environmental, ecological and conservation science.

Research Groups


Research in the School of Biological Sciences is conducted across several research centres/institutes and the three research groups below.

Postgraduate research


Research topics

The School of Biological Sciences offers research opportunities in a range of subject areas to satisfy the requirements of the Bachelors (Honours), Masters and PhD programmes.

Research is conducted across the three broad research groups listed above.

When clicking on each group, you will find a list of academic staff who are available as postgraduate supervisors in these areas.

Summer Research Scholarships

These opportunities are a great way to gain valuable research experience, work with leading researchers at the University of Auckland, enhance your career opportunities and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study.