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Biological sciences


Undergraduate Postgraduate


We do research in a range of areas within the biological sciences including genetics and genomics, microbiology and the biological basis of disease.


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QS Ranking - Biological Sciences

Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities in the world for biological sciences. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.

Quacquarelli Symonds


Animal Genetic Services

Massey University’s Equine Parentage and Animal Genetics Services Centre offers the most comprehensive range of DNA-based genetic testing for animals in New Zealand.

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Manawatū Microscopy and Imaging Centre

The MMIC facility is available for use by organisations such as researchers, Crown Research Institutes, other teaching institutions, hospitals and commercial clients. We offer transmitted light and fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy and image analysis and have a professional team of specialists to help you with your microscopy needs.

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Massey Genome Service

Massey Genome Service provides DNA & RNA sequencing services to New Zealand researchers and students.

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Nutrition Laboratory

Specialists at Massey University's Nutrition Laboratory provide consultancy for your food business, including nutritional testing of food products including for shelf life, food safety and product formulation.

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Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in biological sciences at Massey.

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