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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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Get a taste of research with a 90 point Honours project at the Liggins Institute.

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Could you help identify the non-coding genomic elements driving the 38 most common cancer types?

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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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Researchers in the Liggins Institute laboratory.

Explore the current list of doctoral and masters research projects on offer and their supervisors.

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Professor Justin O'Sullivan

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 Stephanie Segovia

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Canadian student Stephanie Segovia explains her research focus, why she picked the Liggins Institute and what she likes about life in Auckland.

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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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The Liggins Institute at the University’s Grafton campus.

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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