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Liggins Institute

Improving lifelong health through excellent research into the determinants of a healthy life: before conception and at every stage of the lifespan.

Join the Liggins Institute and you'll work alongside world-leading researchers to discover the determinants of health and disease.

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Our investigators answer a series of 10 questions to give you a glimpse into their work, as well as the highs and lows of a career in research.

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PhD candidate Simone Watkins

What goes on at the Liggins Institute?

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Justin O'Sullivan

Research led by Professor Justin O’Sullivan suggests lung infections could trigger the onset of type-1 diabetes.

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We investigate the impact of our environment on the long-term health outcomes of this generation and the next.

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From working out the vitamins preterm babies need to investigating antibiotic resistant genes, check out the postgraduate research projects available now.

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Internships, scholarships and awards are available to fund your Honours, Masters or PhD study at the Liggins Institute.

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Take part in a clinical trial, attend an event or make a donation. There are lots of ways to contribute to our life-changing research.

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