School of Biological Sciences


Learn about opportunities for collaborative research or graduate research projects, and view the school's extensive portfolio of basic and applied research.

Subject areas range from biomedical, microbial and plant biotechnology to environmental, ecological and conservation science.

The school's staff collaborate closely with researchers in Universities and industry nationally and internationally.


Our researchers

Research in the School of Biological Sciences is conducted across the three research groups:

  • Biomedical and Applied Biology
  • Cellular, Molecular and Organismal Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour

As well as additional research centres and institutions.


Centre for Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

The Centre for Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics (CGPM) is a Facility Centre within the School of Biological Sciences. It provides a hub for research and teaching of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics analysis techniques.

We undertake DNA sequencing, genotyping and gene expression analysis, as well as a full range of proteomic and mass spectrometric services including LC-MS/MS, small molecule elucidation, intact protein MW determination and quantitative proteomics. We also have close links with the Bioinformatics Institute and the Statistical Consulting Centre, where specialists can provide expert experimental design advice as well as analysis services.

Accessing CGPM services

Access to our analysis services is provided through Faculty of Science equipment clusters (previously known as ASAS).

The Centre relocated from the Thomas Building to Buildings 301 and 302 in October 2016 as part of a building remediation project.

Auckland Genomics

Genomics provides capillary sequencing and next-generation sequencing services, as well as related technologies.

Instruments and expertise are located in Room 705, Building 302 (Science Centre), City Campus.

Mass Spectrometry

Our mass spectrometry capabilities are available alongside those of other areas within the Faculty of Science.

Instruments and expertise are located near Room 409, Building 301, City Campus.