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  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for one week.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Margaret Brimble
    17 September 2018
    The NZ Herald launched a special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage. Read about Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble and her incredible career in chemistry.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • ChemSci pick of the week
    12 September 2018
    Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble's paper, 'New protein from geothermal microorganism could aid fight against antimicrobial resistance', has been chosen by the Royal Society of Chemistry as their pick of the week. Read more.