2020 News

  • Dr Balam Jimenez

    Protecting the safety of kaimoana for future generations

    Eating shellfish contaminated with toxins from dinoflagellate algae, which can be 1,000 times more potent than cyanide, can in some cases be fatal. It can also have crippling and expensive consequences for the growing aquaculture industry.

  • The award-winning 'Melting ice and rising seas' team

    The evolution of Antarctic research

    Te Puna Pātiotio—Antarctic Research Centre at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is thriving, and it’s down to the strength of its research and variety of expertise across several decades.

  • Dr Eldon Tate and Professor Jim Johnston

    Awards accolade for University innovators

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Professor Jim Johnston has won the top award in this year’s KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

  • Fish on a coral reef

    Hope for coral reef protection

    Climate change is jeopardising the world’s coral reefs but marine biologists believe corals may hold the key to their own survival.

  • MacDiarmid Institute co-directors Professor Justin Hodgkiss and Associate Professor Nicola Gaston.

    $48 million for MacDiarmid Institute

    The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology has received a resounding vote of confidence for the quality and focus of its research with its fourth consecutive government designation as a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE).

  • A road cracked by an earthquake

    International award for University earthquake expert

    A determination to reduce earthquake risk drives the work of Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Carolyn Boulton, who has received a major award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

  • Dr Gerd Mittelstädt

    Growing vaccines

    Dr Gerd Mittelstädt from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute is contributing to the search for a COVID-19 vaccine by finding a rapid way to produce the proteins needed to assess potential vaccine components.