2014 News

  • 'Brainiac' parrot put to the test

    Zealandia's kaka are turning the notion of "bird brain" on its head.The native parrots' intelligence is being put to the test by Victoria University PhD student Julia Loepelt.

  • Heart attack treatments ineffective for some

    Victoria University of Wellington research has identified reasons why a significant portion of heart attack patients do not respond to commonly used treatments.

  • Help researchers identify Wellington’s wildlife

    Victor Anton, a research assistant from Victoria’s School of Biological Sciences, is using citizen science to uncover the impact of some of New Zealand’s common predators on biodiversity in urban and urban fringe areas.

  • The Marsden Flag visits Hawaii

    Associate Professor Simon Davy is a marine biologist researcher based at the School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington. Recently, his research team visited Hawaii as part of a Marsden grant awarded in 2012 and took the Marsden flag along with them.

  • SBS students also win big at the combined NZMS/NZSBMB meeting!

    Last week, the combined meeting of the NZ Microbiology Society and Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology was held here in Wellington. Once again, SBS students continued the school’s excellent record of mopping up the prize pool!

  • Bringing back honey bees using beneficial bacteria

    Professor Phil Lester, from Victoria's School of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a highly-sought after James Cook Research Fellowship to research ways of reducing the impact of parasites and pathogens that a central cause of declining bee populations in North America, Europe and New Zealand.