Heart and vascular disease focus of UC research

28 August 2014 Tissues blocking arteries to the brain are to be rushed to the UC from Christchurch Hospital operating theatre to be kept alive in a laboratory for five days. (read article)

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Changes to the curriculum – themes, courses and skill-development

Our commitment to you is “At the School of Biological Sciences, we train modern, multi-disciplinary biologists, because you never know where you will go!” With this in mind we are making some improvements to our curriculum to meet your needs.

Postgrad Handbook Available

The Biological Sciences 2015 Postgraduate Handbook is now available online (PDF, 4.5MB). If you are considering postgraduate studies at UC it is worth talking with one of our Postgraduate Advisors, who can help you plan your future studies.


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Events and Announcements

Summer Scholarships Open Now

Biology have 11 Projects Applications due 29th August Application form

Rugby impacts investigated

The impact of a game of rugby can lead to trauma similar to that seen in car accident victims. Assoc. Prof. Steve Gieseg explains the research to 3News.

Nigerian forest research featured

Find out more about the history of the Biological Sciences' Nigerian Montane Forest Project by listening to an interview of Assoc. Prof. Hazel Chapman by Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand. Listen here via the RadioNZ website.

Bring back the moa?

Moa researcher Prof Richard Holdaway shares what it would take to return the giant birds from extinction on TVNZ's Breakfast show.


Seminars are on Thursdays at 12.00 noon in Biological Sciences, Room 275 of the Biology Research building, unless otherwise specified.
Seminar calendar and abstracts. Everyone is welcome to attend.

28th August

There and back again: Drowning, dispersal, vicariance and the shaping of the New Zealand biota
Adrian Paterson, Senior Lecturer in Zoology
Department of Ecology/Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Lincoln University

1st September
MONDAY 11 am

Title: Antarctic Vascular Plants: Are these freezing tolerant species favoured by Antarctic regional warming?
Prof. Leon A. Bravo, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Institute of Agro-Industry, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile

11th September

Is the Moa a goer? De-extinction and species conservation
Prof. Phil Seddon, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

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