The Liggins Institute was the University’s first large-scale research institute. Our vision is 'a healthy start for a healthy life' and our mission is to improve life-long health through excellent research into the long-term consequences of early life events.
Our goal is to turn research discoveries into real strategies that will help people to prevent and manage major health problems in the 21st century and our four key research themes focus on achieving this.
Attend a public lecture, take part in a clinical trial or make a donation. There are lots of ways to get involved and help improve health outcomes for people at every age and stage.
Choose from a wide range of postgraduate degrees and research projects to kick-start your career in biomedical research, or cultivate new skills that will complement your clinical practice.
Premature girl and boy babies may need different food to thrive – and breastmilk may differ for each sex
24 June 2016A major new Auckland study will investigate whether giving specially boosted nutrition to preterm babies in the first crucial days of life could prevent diseases later in life and help intellectual development.