Te Kāuru—Ferrier Research Institute (Ferrier) is a world-class team of experts in chemistry and biology. We address challenges that are global or specific to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Opportunities associated with these challenges are tackled through the development of clever and creative people, products, and processes. Ferrier is comprised of more than 50 professional scientists, over 20 graduate students (PhDs, MScs), together with support staff.

PhD Study

Do your PhD degree at Ferrier.

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Master of Drug Discovery and Development

Extend your knowledge of chemistry and learn how to identify and create new antibiotics, antivirals, vaccines, and other drugs to support human and animal health.

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Improving health and wellbeing

Watch a video to see some of Ferrier's key research leaders, Profs. Gavin Painter and Emily Parker talk about how they improve health and wellbeing.

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