The Ferrier Research Institute is a team of carbohydrate, analytical, and bio-chemistry experts working to bring better drugs, materials and technology to the world.

Our work includes a broad range of applied research projects and commercial work for clients, as well as postgraduate teaching and supervision for Master’s and PhD students.

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Master of Drug Discovery and Development

Learn the processes used to identify drug targets and develop new therapeutics alongside world-leading experts in this one-year taught Master’s.

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    Funding for new antiviral drugs

    Ferrier Research Institute's Dr Lawrence Harris is leading a research project that could help us fight back against outbreaks of viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2 that has led to the current COVID-19 outbreak, and give New Zealand research a bigger share of the approximately $50 billion global anti-viral market.