Biological Sciences research

We have many research-active staff covering a diverse range of research interests. Browse the links below for more information.

Researcher conducting tests

We use a powerful combination of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology to answer questions about life and the biology of diverse organisms.

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We research life’s dynamics from bacteria to whales, in alpine to ocean habitats, and as biological complexity ranges from molecules to ecosystems.

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Biomedical student

Our research aims to understand the biological mechanisms that underpin physiological and pathological states and use this knowledge to improve well-being.

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Gannets at muriwai

Our joint graduate schools are partnerships between the University of Auckland and New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes.

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