The Auckland Bioengineering Institute established in 2001, is a cross-faculty research centre. The primary goal of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute is to develop anatomical and biophysical based mathematical models for all aspects of human physiology from genes to whole organs, together with the experimental techniques and instrumentation required to measure cell and tissue properties and performs model validation experiments.
Their research deals with the application of mathematical and engineering sciences to biology and human physiology. The understanding of biological function gained through these models is applied to medical diagnosis, drug discovery and medical device manufacture.
The campus is located in the heart of Auckland, the campus is accessible to the cultural and commercial amenities of the country's largest city, while harbour views and nearby parks adds to its attractiveness. The City Campus provides a full range of amenities, including cafés, health services, libraries, childcare facilities and a recreation centre.
- Faculty of Engineering
- Department of Engineering Science
- School of Biological Sciences
- Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Department of Physiology
- Department of Anatomy withRadiology
The institute is associated with two centers of research excellence, the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Bio discovery and the New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its applications. It is also collaborating with The Bioinformatics Institute, NZ BioMirror, the UK eScience project on integrative biology and the Welcome Trust Heart Physiome Project. The institute is a member of NZBIO and a participant in the KAREN network.