Centre for Brain Research


News and PR

  • LSD may benefit medical science
    12 April 2016
    Research into the effects of LSD on the brain has revealed the potential for the drug in psychological research, according to a new study about to take place at our Centre.
  • Brain Day 2016 is coming to Tamaki Innovation Campus
    03 February 2016
    This year, the green and open spaces of our Tamaki Campus play host to an array of interactive and engaging activities for all brains to enjoy; young and slightly older.
  • Brainwaves Christmas function
    11 December 2015
    Last Friday the crew from Brainwaves enjoyed a final festive gathering before Christmas.
  • Cambridge Professor Jenny Morton visits our Centre
    28 September 2015
    The University of Cambridge’s only female New Zealander to have been granted Professorship talks to us about the Supervision System of tertiary education, research constraints and her contributions to science.
  • Meet our Rutherford Discovery Fellow Dr Emma Scotter
    17 September 2015
    Our talented scientist, Dr Emma Scotter has been awarded this prestigious accolade which acknowledges her contribution to Motor Neuron Disease research in our country.
  • Appointment of the Freemasons Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery
    09 September 2015
    Last Wednesday evening the Centre for Brain Research formally announced the very first academic appointment in neurosurgery between the University of Auckland and the Auckland District Health Board.
  • Neurological research gets funding boost
    08 June 2015
    Our cutting-edge cell reprogramming research has just secured an HRC grant boost of one million dollars.
  • Brain Research New Zealand is born
    11 January 2015
    The ageing brain will be the focus of the new Centre for Research Excellence funding co-hosted by the University of Auckland.
  • Another look at Stroke Rehabilitation
    22 July 2014
    Stroke scientist Associate Professor Cathy Stinear, of the School of Medicine and Centre for Brain Research, featured prominently on TV One’s ‘Sunday’ programme which aired on the 20th July.
  • HRC funds CBR research projects
    11 June 2014
    Health research grants supporting CBR research projects, programmes, feasibility studies and work by emerging researchers, were announced by the Health Research Council of New Zealand this week. The HRC 2014 funding round of University of Auckland projects included:
  • Queens Birthday honours and CBR
    03 June 2014
    CBR’s Aotearoa Fellowships are funded by the Aotearoa Foundation which was set up by Julian Robertson (Robertson Foundation), New York and a grant from the CatWalk Trust funds the research work of CBR’s Dr Simon O’Carroll.
  • Range of cures likely for tinnitus
    20 March 2014
    Tinnitus researchers agree that there may never be a single cure for tinnitus, but instead a range of treatments for different types of tinnitus will be needed.
  • A 'naked neuroscientist down-under'
    05 February 2014
    The first of two podcasts about research into Huntington’s disease being carried out at the Centre for Brain Research (CBR), have been published onto the website of English based group ‘The Naked Scientists’.
  • Auckland celebrates $17.8 million success in Marsden Fund
    30 October 2013
    The University of Auckland is celebrating the success of thirty five of its researchers and research groups, who have won $17.8 million in the prestigious Marsden Fund round, amounting to thirty per cent of the total awarded this year.
  • NEXT NZ Woman of the Year, Health & Science - Associate Professor Bronwen Connor
    18 October 2013
    Researcher, Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Director of the Neuro-Discovery Facility, Associate Professor Bronwen Connor was recently named as the Health and Science recipient in the NEXT magazine Woman of the Year awards.
  • Speaker gets briefed before marathon fundraiser
    18 October 2013
    On Monday the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon David Carter, visited the Grafton Campus to meet with researchers from the Centre for Brain Research working on a project funded by the CatWalk Spinal Trust.
  • Auckland student gains international ‘Brain Bee’ placing
    01 October 2013
    An Auckland student has placed third in an international neuroscience knowledge contest against the top students from 17 other countries.
  • $4 million gift announcements launch critical research campaign
    20 September 2013
    Two Dames, seven Knights including two All Black Knights, the University of Auckland Chamber Choir chorales and many exciting gift announcements were all part of a gala cocktail evening held this week to launch a campaign for an inaugural Chair in Neurosurgery in Auckland
  • Faculty Research Development Funding covers 10 projects in 2013
    09 September 2013
    Associate Professor Andrew Shelling, FMHS Associate Dean (Research), reports that 10 of the 47 applications to this year’s Faculty Research Development Fund (FRDF) were approved, these being awarded a total of $1,263,000.
  • Cot death expert recognised with award
    30 August 2013
    Paediatrician and clinical researcher, Professor Ed Mitchell from The University of Auckland, has been recognised for his significant contribution to understanding childhood asthma and reducing infant mortality from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by Australasia's largest specialist medical college.