PhD student Karmella Naidoo and eczema

Understanding the immune cell events that initiate allergic disease is key to beating this disease.

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For New Zealand to remain at the forefront of scientific research we require a continuous flow of new, well-trained scientists. The Malaghan Institute has an international reputation as a cutting-edge biomedical research and training facility, housing New Zealand's brightest and most creative postgraduate students.

We have a long-standing affiliation with New Zealand Universities and are held in high regard as one of the leading organisations for students to complete a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Immunology.

Why study with us?

Students who undertake postgraduate research at the Malaghan Institute are sought after around the world because of the intensive training they receive in current cutting-edge technologies and ideas. At present we have Malaghan PhD graduates working at leading international research Institute's throughout Australia, Europe and the USA, including the Trudeau Institute, New York; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA; EPFL, Switzerland; and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

While completing their PhD, Malaghan students are also encouraged to attend international conferences and to visit collaborators laboratories overseas to ensure they keep abreast of the latest developments in their particular field of research.

Current Malaghan Institute postgraduate students

Read more about the current research projects being undertaken by our 2014 PhD, Masters and Honours students.

Postgraduate study opportunities

There are many opportunities for postgraduate study at the Malaghan Institute, including PhD, Masters, Honours and summer studentships, within each of our world-class research programmes.  Read more >>

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Please contact the Malaghan Institute's Manager of Student Relationships, Prof Graham LeGros on for more information on studying at the Malaghan Institute.

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