Research to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of New Zealanders

Biochemists apply molecular approaches to understand life and death, how cells can be turned into bio-factories, how to make improved crops, how trillions of cells assemble to form you, why you get old, and what causes diseases like cancer.

Research within the Biochemistry department covers three broad topics;

  • Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Biodiversity
  • Developing improved diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Discovering the genetic basis of complex diseases

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