Hands on pregnant belly.

Liggins Institute

Improving lifelong health through excellent research into the long-term consequences of early life events. Our vision is 'a healthy start for a healthy life'.

A new mother tube feeding her premature baby.

Our research themes investigate the impact of our environment on the long-term health 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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Dr Chris McKinlay working with two study participants.

Our academic staff supervise students as well as conducting their own research. Many are internationally recognised experts in their field.

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a2 Milk™ and lactose intolerance study

a2 Milk™ digested differently to conventional milk - study

New research has found that a2 Milk™ prevents some symptoms of dairy intolerance and eases others. Watch the research team explain the findings.

Muscle biopsy

The amount of protein recommended by international guidelines is not sufficient to maintain muscle size and strength in older men, according to a new study.

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Two Liggins researchers

Join us for the inaugural lecture of Professor Martin Kussmann: 'A science career plan does not make sense'.

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PhD candidate Stephanie Segovia

Meet a student

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

A study participant talking to a research nurse.

From studies during pregnancy and childhood, to nutrition studies in adulthood, take part in a clinical trial and help put research into practice.

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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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