The story behind New Zealand's mRNA platform
3 October 2023
The University is the co-lead of a project of national significance to build a mRNA plaform to spark the next revolution in medical science and healthcare.
The battle against the infodemic threat
25 October 2022
The pandemic saw the rise of misinformation, corroding trust in evidence, research and democratic institutions. This global issue requires a global and coordinated response.
Your common questions about Omicron answered
23 March 2022
A panel of experts on Covid 19 answers common questions about the Omicron wave and the immediate future for Aotearoa New Zealand.
NZ hosts global guardian for vaccine surveillance
24 January 2022
Aotearoa New Zealand is the host of a world-first research initiative analysing global vaccine safety surveillance data for the current pandemic and those to come.
First responders: researchers on the pandemic frontline
2 December 2021
Researchers and technical staff volunteered time and expertise in New Zealand's Covid response. This video acknowledges their work at a time of national crisis.
To see a face is to stir the emotions
29 September 2021
Kaumātua and kuia have a special place in Māori society that needs to be acknowledged in a time when Covid 19 forces changes to tikanga.
Shaping a post-Covid Aotearoa
23 September 2021
Opinion: New Zealand’s Covid response has been praised for being led by research, expertise and evidence. Let’s use the same approach for all the big challenges we face, writes Jim Metson.
A super model for the team of 5 million
15 April 2021
The nation's Covid-19 response has relied heavily on contagion modelling. Dion O'Neale is leading work to build a unique model that mirrors the myriad connections of the entire population of New Zealand.
Covid and the virtual lung
31 March 2021
Professor Merryn Tawhai's work on the virtual lung has led to a vital new tool for medical staff caring for patients hospitalised with serious Covid-related illness.
The economics of happiness and well-being
17 February 2021
New Zealand has its own world expert on the economics of happiness. Professor Robert MacCulloch says the pandemic is an opportunity to show how we could do a lot better.
The Covid time machine
12 January 2021
In the Infection and Immunity Laboratory at the University of Auckland, a team led by Nikki Moreland has built a Covid-19 time machine.