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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.

Steroid Study Participants:  Amanda, Sue and Charlie Wright

A landmark study dramatically improved the survival rate of very preterm babies. Half a century on, the Auckland Steroid Study continues to deliver good news.

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Staff and students of the Liggins Institute

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

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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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Learn about world-first trials on the microbiome's role in brain development, metabolic syndrome in adolescents with obesity, and anorexia recovery.

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Meet the academic staff who lead our major research themes and programmes.

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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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Get a taste of your future. Explore our vibrant campuses in the heart of Auckland, meet staff and students, and get a feel for your first year of uni.

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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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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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PhD candidate Simone Watkins

What goes on at the Liggins Institute?

Find out what our students are investigating and what keeps them motivated.

Liggins Institute Maori Research Advisory Group receiving PHANZ award

Read our latest Liggins Link to learn what's happening at the Liggins Institute, including study news, events, research breakthroughs, and more.

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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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