Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Major funding grant to investigate the diabetic heart
2 April 2019
Dr Kenneth Tran from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute has just been awarded $150,000 from the Health Research Council’s Explorer Grant to investigate why cardiovascular complications are the leading cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes.
Almost $1 million awarded for University of Auckland health research
1 April 2019
A wide range of leading-edge research projects have been awarded almost $1 million in funding from the Health Research Council’s Explorer Grant.
A very real achievement in virtual reality
27 March 2019
Professor Mark Billinghurst receives global recognition for his contribution to human-computer interaction for augmented and virtual reality.
Emerging Scientist Award for ABI researcher
18 March 2019
A researcher from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, who is leading the world with his development of devices that help in the fast, reliable diagnosis and treatment of gut problems, has won the Prime Minister’s 2018 MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.
A question of gender balance
8 March 2019
To mark International Women’s Day we talk to three senior women research scientists in the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, about the question and challenges of gender balance.
It’s proven: Kegel exercises are still the best
6 March 2019
Researchers at the University of Auckland have shown that nothing works the pelvic floor like Kegel exercises, not even Pilates.
The interactive device you can stick in your mouth
19 February 2019
Imagine a device that feels like and is no bigger than a piece of chewing gum, which allows you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it.
Bioengineers tackle underwater fouling in new way
14 November 2018
University of Auckland bioengineers have developed an innovative way to get rid of the underwater biofouling that creates such a headache for marinas, boaties and aqua farmers.
World-first virtual pregnancy wins top Marsden funding
8 November 2018
An international project to create a world-first virtual pregnant uterus has won the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute top Marsden funding.
Our new Royal Society Fellows
6 November 2018
University of Auckland academics make up nearly half of the 20 new Fellows elected to New Zealand Royal Society Te Apārangi last week.
Virtual heart model reduces risk of life-threatening stroke
24 October 2018
A team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute has created a virtual heart model that could help reduce the risk of life-threatening stroke.
Professor's electrifying journey through the gut
17 October 2018
For the last 15 years bioengineer Professor Leo Cheng has been studying and modelling the inner workings of our stomachs.