Our departments, disciplines and centres

Our departments, disciplines and centres provide specialised research and teaching within the School of Medical Sciences.

The ACSRC is regarded internationally as one of the world's leading anti-cancer drug development laboratories.


A greater, more comprehensive understanding of human biology and disease is the primary goal of our research.

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We undertake vital research in nutrigenomics, functional foods, prostate cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and paediatric nutrition.

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We foster Cancer Trials New Zealand, a centre engaged in the design and conduct of clinical and translational trials.

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We teach pharmacology and toxicology and have many active research programmes in diverse areas of biomedical research.

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Physiology is the study of how the body functions in health and disease, driven by questions relating to fundamental science and disease mechanisms.

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