Highlights

Nationwide research flagship takes fight to global viral threats

Nationwide research flagship takes fight to global viral threats

A growing network of Maurice Wilkins Centre investigators around New Zealand are collaborating on research to tackle importa...

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Young MWC scientists gain valuable specialist research training

Young MWC scientists gain valuable specialist research training

Over 2019 a record number of emerging researchers took up the opportunity to access valuable specialist research training and...

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MWC continues to lead the way in NZ cancer vaccine research

MWC continues to lead the way in NZ cancer vaccine research

Immune therapy is one of the most exciting and promising areas of cancer research. Around New Zealand, teams of Maurice Wilki...

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Developing a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever

Developing a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection is widespread around the world, but causes particularly serious complications in New Ze...

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Celebrations as regional research centres open

Celebrations as regional research centres open

The MWC continued to strengthen its relationships with Māori communities in 2018. MWC Deputy Director Professor Peter Shepher...

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Building blocks for new medicines

Building blocks for new medicines

The MWC uses New Zealand’s outstanding medicinal chemistry expertise to discover new medicines. A particular kind of chemistr...

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Turning the tables on cancer

Turning the tables on cancer

Tumours often contain areas with less oxygen than is found in normal tissues. These areas are less vulnerable to many forms o...

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Growing miniature human organs from stem cells

Growing miniature human organs from stem cells

Stem cells are cells that can grow into different types of cells in the body.  They sit in special zones throughout the body ...

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Mid-term review sets future direction

Mid-term review sets future direction

A comprehensive independent assessment found the Centre to be performing at a high level, producing distinct and positive ben...

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