Exploring genetic influences on health and disease
Research in the Gene Structure and Function Laboratory (GSFL) centres around the role of genetic variation in the development and treatment of disease.
Our primary research efforts are in pharmacogenetics and genomics, genetic and epigenetic factors involved in mental disorders and their treatment, application of new technologies for genome analysis, and the study of DNA structures called G-quadruplexes.
Postgraduate research opportunities in genetics
We have postgraduate opportunities available for highly motivated biomedical science students with excellent undergraduate grades and an interest in genetics research.
Science graduates from any New Zealand university can enrol in our Christchurch-based, one-year intensive research and training programme, leading to a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons) degree.
We also offer PhD opportunities for top students, and can assist you with Fellowship applications to support your degree.