Welcome to Brain Research New Zealand - A Centre of Research Excellence
- BRNZ brings together 67 research groups spread all over New Zealand. Our collaborative community-focused approach is unprecedented for research in New Zealand.
- We are striving to unlock the secrets of the ageing brain and producing a seismic shift in how researchers, clinicians and community groups partner together.
- Find out more about our interventions and treatments for neurodegenerative disorders of the ageing brain; such as Dementia, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and Huntington's Disease.
- When we share and collaborate in order to improve health outcomes for older people, the outcome is a healthier and happier New Zealand.
Parkinson's Marlborough Public Forum - Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie - 28th Oct
28 October 2016BRNZ Principal Investigator, Neurophysiologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie will be presenting her Optogenetics research findings at Parkinson’s Marlborough on the 28th of October at 10.30 am.
Tāmaki wānanga at Hoani Waititi Marae
11 October 2016On the 11th of October, Auckland-based researchers and clinicians affiliated with Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa attended the Tāmaki wānanga at Hoani Waititi marae.
6.8M funding boost for University of Auckland bioengineering and neuroscience collaboration
10 October 2016The University of Auckland has been pledged $6.8 million from the New York based Aotearoa Foundation of well-known philanthropist, Julian Robertson. Major donation boosts prospects for research at the University’s Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and Centre for Brain Research (CBR).
BRNZ Investigator Meeting in Auckland - 7th and 8th of April 2016
07 April 2016PIs the opportunity to engage with the directorate and inform the CoREs research priorities and strategic direction. The Co-Directors will also feedback advice received from the Scientific Advisory Board on the CoRE’s research to date. Further details to be announced.
Apply now for the BRNZ Eru Thompson Māori Postdoctoral fellowship
15 February 2016BRNZ is now offering a fully-funded, 2-year Eru Thompson Māori Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship will support a person identifying as Māori and holding a PhD to engage in innovative neuroscience research projects addressing any aspect of ageing-related neurological disorders, but with a preference for projects of relevance to Māori.
Apply for the Brain Research New Zealand Māori PhD Scholarship
15 February 2016We are now offering a fully funded PhD scholarship to be taken up during 2016 for a Māori research student. This scholarship is for a highly innovative neuroscience research project that relates to the ageing brain, based at any one of the following institutions (the Universities of Otago, Canterbury, Auckland, or AUT).
Goodbye and good luck to DPRC Clinical Research Nurse Karen Smith
07 October 2016After six years in New Zealand, Clinical Research Nurse Karen Smith is heading back to her original home in the UK for her next exciting clinical role.
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Brain Research New Zealand is Centre of Research Excellence co-hosted by the University of Auckland and the University of Otago