News | Education
27 Sep 2017 1:57
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Education

    Auck Uni science research funding boost

    Grants from this year's Endeavour Fund will help researchers at the University of Auckland investigate skin cancer, beer fermentation and earthquakes.



    Funding to the tune of $18.6 million will help researchers at the University of Auckland look into beer fermentation, detecting and dating earthquakes and a device to diagnose skin cancer, among others.

    Eight University of Auckland Faculty of Science research projects have been awarded funding from this year's Endeavour Fund.

    The funding is from three to seven years.

    Dean of Science Professor John Hosking says Wednesday's announcement by Science and Innovation minister Paul Goldsmith reflected the quality and innovation of research within the faculty.

    "These projects have the potential to significantly benefit the daily lives of New Zealanders and they are at the forefront of science internationally," he said.

    Research led by Photon Factory founder Professor Cather Simpson from the university's Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry attracted funding of more than $12.8m for two projects.

    She will lead development of ultra-fast laser manufacturing, which receives $11.8m in funding, while a project to develop portable and handheld devices for skin cancer diagnosis - with the potential to provide a non-invasive method to detect cancerous skin lesions - receives just under $1m.

    Research led by Professor Andrew Jeffs from the Institute of Marine Science receives $1m to help determine how different components of sound, such as pitch and loudness, can beneficially alter the beer fermentation process.

    A project led by School of Biological Sciences Research Fellow Kim Handley will investigate how microbial processes influence groundwater quality, while Professor Joel Baker from the School of Environment has been awarded $999,823 to develop a new tool for detecting and dating earthquakes in New Zealand's distant past.


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Education News
     26 Sep: Hamilton school cleared after lockdown
     25 Sep: Syria war: Human Rights Watch criticises deaths of civilians in airstrikes by US-led coalition
     23 Sep: Study finds too many doctors are training
     21 Sep: Arrest after attack at Lincoln University
     20 Sep: Car hits five students at Auckland school
     20 Sep: Home can be key to obesity fight: NZ study
     18 Sep: Textbook showing Brock Turner's photo next to entry on rape will be revised, publisher says
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Record loss won't define Springboks: coach More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    NZ dollar falls on election uncertainty More...



     Today's News

    Environment:
    Bali volcano: Here's why the Earth will get a little cooler after Mount Agung erupts 23:17

    International:
    Donald Trump: Twitter refuses to delete President's North Korea tweet or ban him from platform 23:17

    Entertainment:
    Kevin Hart promised his fans he will be a "better man" on Saturday (23.09.17) 21:59

    Law and Order:
    Gloriavale man faces sex charges 21:57

    Entertainment:
    'Fuller House' bosses have "given up" asking Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to appear on the show 21:29

    Law and Order:
    Teens arrested after elderly woman robbed 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Perrie Edwards was rushed to hospital on Saturday (23.09.17) 20:59

    International:
    Li Cunxin and Marc Brew show Indonesia what Australian ballet is all about 20:47

    Entertainment:
    Nicole Richie has vowed to improve her gardening skills this year 20:29

    Entertainment:
    Jason Derulo's house has been burgled 19:59


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd