Research centres and institutes
The School of Biological Sciences is home to two research centres, and partners with several independent organisations.
The Centre for Biodiscovery’s mission is to enhance health and wellbeing through discovery and application of nature-inspired products and processes.
The Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology focuses on the restoration of depleted species and communities in ecosystems impacted by human activity.
The Wellington University Coastal Ecology Laboratory in Island Bay supports the School of Biological Sciences’ coastal ecology research.
The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research is New Zealand’s leading independent biomedical research institute.
MRINZ investigates important public health problems and uses this knowledge to improve prevention and treatment and clinical management of diseases.
VUW and SBS are proud to be part of Dr. Leonard Cockayne’s vision for Otari-Wilton Bush as a working laboratory for scientific research on New Zealand flora
Pacific Biosecurity forms co-operative partnerships that work together to protect against invasive insect species throughout the Pacific region.
ESR specialises in research to keep people and communities safe and healthy. The Kenepuru and Wallaceville sites focus on infectious disease and epidemiology.
Our partnership with CCDHB encompasses collaborative clinical research programmes that also support our post-graduate teaching in clinical research.