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.
New avenue for understanding cause of common diseases
24 August 2016A ground-breaking Auckland study could lead to discoveries about many common diseases such as diabetes, cancer and dementia. The new finding could also illuminate the broader role of the enigmatic mitochondria in human development.
Auckland charity hotel gives $450k to Liggins Institute to empower youth health
23 August 2016A unique project empowering young people to use scientific evidence to understand and nurture their own health is being funded by a $450,000 donation from a charity hotel in upmarket Parnell.
The future of memory is looking bright
18 August 2016From her candid beginnings at Aorere College and onto the world stage, newly appointed Professor Donna Rose Addis is shaping the future of Cognitive Neuroscience, one hippocampus at a time.