About the institute

The Liggins Institute is a world-leading centre for research into fetal and child health, nutrition, development, epigenetics and implementation science.

Named after one of New Zealand's most eminent medical scientists, our staff and postgraduate students come from diverse backgrounds.

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Our aim is to rapidly translate discoveries in basic science into therapies that will prevent or help people manage major health problems of the 21st century.

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We’re home to a state-of-the-art laboratory and a clinical research unit for metabolic trials in babies, children and adults.

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We are self-sufficient, which means we compete for public and commercial research funding. We also look to the wider community for support.

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If you're a former student or staff member, discover how you can keep in touch with Liggins, hear about upcoming events, or support our ongoing work.

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From time to time job opportunities for professional and academic staff become available at the Liggins Institute.

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Here you’ll find contact details for general enquiries, student enquiries, media enquiries, LENScience, the Liggins Clinical Research Unit and more.

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