News and Events
Keep up to date with the latest biotechnology news and events in New Zealand.
The anti-ageing skincare brand MitoQ was launched in late 2012. The active ingredient in MitoQ is a derivative of CoQ and is based on research carried out by UK and New Zealand scientists.
Your genes play an influencing role in whether you become a heavy smoker in adulthood – but only if you start smoking in the first place as a teenager – according to a team of researchers.
Researchers have solved the mystery of how haemophilia B Leyden, a rare blood-clotting disorder that only affects about 80 families worldwide, is caused.
14 Jul, 2013 to 17 Jul, 2013
In 2013, Biolive will celebrate the ‘Big Es’ of biology – education, ecology, environment and evolution.
13 Jun, 2013 to 20 Jun, 2013
Professor Terry Speed is the Royal Society’s distinguished speaker for 2013 and is delivering a lecture on epigenetics and mathematics.
01 Jun, 2013 to 09 Aug, 2013
To enter the 2013 Comvita Science Challenge, students create and submit a 3-minute video explaining the science behind exercise and how it keeps us healthy.
Radio New Zealand audio
05 Jul, 2012
Victoria University is investigating a new form of cancer treatment using evolved enzymes.
05 Jul, 2012
Research by Plant & Food scientists is aiming to breed kiwifruit cultivars that show resistance to the pathogen Psa.
21 Jun, 2012
Plant & Food Research is investigating whether bumblebees can be used to pollinate flowers in commercial orchards.