Biosecurity Innovations

UC Biosecurity Innovations (UCBI) is a trans-disciplinary research cluster dedicated to solving key biosecurity problems. Biosecurity is a multifaceted topic, so is our research – we combine a wide range of domains like biology, maths, statistics, computer science, technology, social and behavioural sciences, and education with Mātauranga and other indigenous knowledge systems to create forward thinking solutions.

The UCBI is based at the University of Canterbury, spanning the Colleges of Science, Engineering, Arts, Education, Health, and Human Development, and the School of Law. We have relationships and collaborations with Te Tira Whakamātaki (Māori Biosecurity Network), other New Zealand universities, Crown Research Institutes (including the Better Border Biosecurity (B3) collaboration), and a growing number of international collaborators.