Centres of Research Excellence

Centres of Research Excellence (COREs) are collaborative research networks hosted by a university. They all have multiple science organisations as partners. 

Bio-Protection Research Centre

The Bio-Protection Research Centre is one of New Zealand’s Centre’s of Research Excellence and is hosted by Lincoln University. The Centre specialises in multidisciplinary research and development to meet the biosecurity and pest management needs of New Zealand’s primary industries and natural ecosystems. Our world-leading research focuses on finding new, non-pesticide and sustainable solutions that protect New Zealand’s plant-based, productive ecosystems from existing and potentially invasive pests, diseases and weeds.

Contact
Ashley Campbell – Communications Officer
Phone: +64 3 423 0933
Email: Ashley.Campbell@lincoln.ac.nz

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Brain Research New Zealand

Brain Research New Zealand is a network of 67 collaborative research groups spread across four universities: the University of Auckland, AUT, the University of Canterbury and the University of Otago. They are researching the secrets of the ageing brain, including interventions and treatments for disorders such as dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.

Contact
Athena Dennis – Communications and Marketing
Phone: +64 9 923 1875
Email: marcomms@brnz.ac.nz

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The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies

The Dodd-Walls Centre is a collaborative research network building on New Zealand’s strength in the fields of quantum optics, photonics and precision atomic physics. It is a collaborative centre between the Universities of Otago and Auckland and takes its name from two of New Zealand’s pioneering researchers in quantum physics, Professors Jack Dodd and Dan Walls.

Contact
Diana Evans – personal assistant to the Director
Phone: +64 3 479 7973
Email: enquiries@doddwalls.ac.nz

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MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology one of New Zealand’s Centre’s of Research Excellence and is hosted by Victoria University. The Centre has leading researchers working towards a greater knowledge of Nanoengineered Materials and Devices, Novel Electronics, Electro-Optic and Superconducting Materials, Conducting Polymers, Soft Materials and Advanced Materials.

Contact
Vanessa Young – Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: +64 4 463 6501
Email: vanessa.young@vuw.ac.nz

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Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery

A New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence in biomedicine and biotechnology, targeting human disease. The Maurice Wilkins Centre supports translational and fundamental multidisciplinary research focusing on cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases, and aims to harness the expertise of its network to develop cutting-edge drugs, vaccines, tools for early diagnosis and prevention, and new models of disease.

Contact
Greg Town – Communications and Marketing Advisor
Email: g.town@auckland.ac.nz

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The Medical Technologies CoRE

The MedTech CoRE is hosted by the University of Auckland and aims to develop new technologies to improve hospital, community and home-based healthcare for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It will also nurture an enhanced MedTech business sector that contributes to the growth of the New Zealand economy.

Contact

Phone:
Email: medtechcore@auckland.ac.nz

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Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga consists of 16 participating research entities and is hosted by the University of Auckland. It conducts excellent research of relevance to Māori communities and is an important vehicle by which New Zealand continues to be a key player in global indigenous research and affairs. Its research is underpinned by the vision to realise the creative potential of Māori communities and to bring about positive change and transformation in the nation and wider world.

Contact
Communications Advisor
Phone: +64 9 923 4217
Email: comms@maramatanga.ac.nz

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QuakeCore

QuakeCore is a national network of leading earthquake resilience researchers working collaboratively on integrated multidisciplinary programmes that will support the development of an earthquake-resilient New Zealand where thriving communities have the capacity to recover rapidly after major earthquakes through mitigation and pre-disaster preparation.

Contact
Dr Susie Meade – Centre Manager
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 extn 7645
Email: manager@quakecore.nz

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The Riddet Centre

The Riddet Centre is dedicated to New Zealand’s most significant economic sector, the food industry, which accounts for over half of New Zealand’s export earnings.  The Riddet Centre will bring together some of the best scientific minds in New Zealand, from three universities and two leading Crown Research Institutes, to undertake, “World-class Science – Creating Strategic Opportunities for New Zealand by Advancing Knowledge in Foods and Biologicals”.

Contact
Daniel O’Regan – Strategic Communications
Mobile: 021 832 151
Email: oregan.ed@gmail.com

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Te Pūnaha Matatini

Te Pūnaha Matatini – ‘the meeting place of many faces’ – is hosted by the University of Auckland and seeks to develop methods and approaches for transforming complex data about New Zealand’s environment, economy and society into knowledge, tools and insight for making better decisions.

Contact
Greg Town – Communications and Marketing Advisor
Email: g.town@auckland.ac.nz

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Two CoREs were funded until 31 December 2015:

Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, hosted by Massey University

Gravida: National Research Centre for Growth and Development, hosted by the University of Auckland

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