Auckland Bioengineering Institute


The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is a cross-faculty research centre. Our research deals with the application of mathematical and engineering sciences to biology and human physiology. We aim to improve understanding of physiological processes and the diagnosis and treatment of injury or disease. Many of our staff have joint appointments in other Faculties, especially with the Department of Engineering Science in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

  • Exercise testing with MRI made possible
    13 August 2014
    A TV1 Breakfast segment on the ergometer designed by Professor Poul Nielsen and Associate Professor Andrew Taberner. Featuring Professor Alistair Young, and including PhD Candiate Paul Roberts. Reporter, Lorelei Mason.
  • NZ machine set to revolutionise detection of heart problems
    13 August 2014
    A TV1 News segment on the ergometer designed by Professor Poul Nielsen and Associate Professor Andrew Taberner. Featuring Professor Alistair Young. Reporter, Lorelei Mason.
  • ABI Summer Research Scholarship projects now available
    11 August 2014
    These projects are aimed at Part III and IV students who are interested in gaining research experience and skills to pursue a postgraduate degree in bioengineering. Applications close at 4.30pm on Tuesday 26th August.