Prof. Andrea Alfaro from the School of Science is a Co-Principal Investigator on the successful Cawthron Institute led project titled "Optimising detection, diagnostic, prediction and management strategies for NZ aquaculture health”. This is a very significant grant worth $14,598,200 over the next five years. The AUT team also includes Associate Investigators, Prof. Nikola Kasabov, Associate Professor Fabrice Merien and Dr Ali Seyfoddin as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows with AUT’s part of the grant just over $3.5m.


Spanish researcher, Alaitz Etxabide from University of the Basque Country, Spain, has been awarded a PANTHER-Erasmus Mundus postdoctoral fellowship in “AUT Drug Delivery” funded by the European commission. Alaitz will join our group in September 2017.

Her application was under “Power, Renewable Energy and New Energy Sources” titled: Development of gelatin scaffold using 3D printing: Effect of lactose-induced crosslinking reaction on biomaterial properties.


AUT researcher sets out to ease breathing of patients post-surgery


PhD student Ghada Zidan receives the prestigious AUT VC Doctoral Scholarship. Ghada is supervised by Dr Seyfoddin and Drs Ilva Rupenthal and Carol Greene in AUT and UoA.


PhD student Seyedehsara Masoomi Dezfooli receives the prestigious AUT VC Doctoral Scholarship. Sara is supervised by Dr Seyfoddin and Drs Andrea Alfaro and Neomi Gutierrez in AUT.