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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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Newborn genomics: solving medical puzzles to help critically ill babies

Join us on 30 November to learn how cutting-edge genome sequencing technology is revolutionising our ability to diagnose rare diseases in infants.

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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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PhD candidate Simone Watkins

What goes on at the Liggins Institute?

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

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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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If you missed the Liggins Institute public lecture on August 16, you can now watch it online.

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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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