Liggins Institute


The Liggins Institute was the University’s first Large Scale Research Institute. Its focus is on translational research on fetal and child health; the impact of nutrition on health throughout life; epigenetic regulation of growth and development; and evolutionary medicine.

Our research
We have shown that a baby’s environment before birth determines its life-long health.
Our people
Meet the scientists, clinicians and researchers who work at the Institute.
Research opportunities
We offer internationally recognised training programmes in all areas of our research.
Our multidisciplinary research strategy
We aim to rapidly translate laboratory discoveries into clinical applications and public health improvements.
Our research partners
We collaborate with leading national and international research organisations and industries.
Research communication
We promote awareness and understanding of science in the community. Become part of our success story.
LENScience
Our unique programme for schools brings students and scientists together.
News  RSS
High Value Nutrition challenge set to grow healthy generations, healthy economy 17 April 2014
The first of the Government-funded National Science Challenges was launched this month at the University of Auckland by the Minister of Science and Innovation Hon. Steven Joyce.  >>
Food-for-health Challenge scientists aim to boost NZ exports 1 April 2014
Top scientists heading a major new research initiative to develop new food products with validated health benefits say they are delighted to be chosen to lead one of the Government’s ten National Science Challenges.  >>
Runway for Research 16 April 2014
A feast of fashion launches in-depth view of nature’s food  >>

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Inaugural lectures 2013

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