Surgical and Translational Research Centre
Harnessing the power of science, engineering and surgery
to address the global burden of surgical disease.
Welcome to STaR Centre
The STaR motif speaks of excellence, light, direction and to Hiwa i te rangi, the wishing star, which was used in pre-European times to help local Māori recognise their hopes, dreams and aspirations. It encourages us to hold firm to our goals and seek out opportunities, see them realised and to serve a purpose greater than ourselves.
Our mission is to harness the power of science, engineering, surgery and research to address the global burden of surgical disease. Our interdisciplinary synergies equip us with diversity of perspectives, knowledge and determination to deliver state of the art, advances in surgical care to improve outcomes for patients with surgical diseases within Aotearoa, New Zealand and beyond.
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About STaR Centre
Latest News and Highlights
``...although our intensive care doctors are highly skilled at supporting these organs, there is still no effective drug treatment to prevent or reduce the severity of organ failure.” Professor John...
"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." - Oliver Wendell Holmes This is what happened when clinicians, engineers and scientists came together,...
In July 2020, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Council (ACPGBI) awarded Honorary Life Membership to Professor Ian Bissett. Congratulations! This award recognises Prof....
Inaugural lecture by Prof. Anthony Phillips: Thursday 18 March
Anthony shares his time between the Department of Surgery and School of Biological Sciences where he has been very fortunate to work with many talented people across a wide range of research topics. A key focus has also been the development of the Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory, a supportive environment where surgical doctors at any career stage can come to undertake basic laboratory research into critical illness.
Old Government House Member’s Lounge, (102-G10 and 102-G11)
6.30pm Lecture, Thursday 18 March
Old Government House Lecture Theatre G36, Building 102 (102-G36), 24 Princes Street
Please register at Eventbrite https://anthonyphillips.eventbrite.co.nz
STaR Centre is about to launch an exciting event for 2021
Surgeons, Surgical Trainees and Registrars, Scientists, Industry…… Watch this space!
Support the STaR Centre
You can become part of our mission to advance surgical research by donating today to support the work of the STaR Centre, its surgeons and scientists.
With your support, we can do much more to bring the benefits of surgical innovation into the lives of patients and those who love them. We invite you to reach out to our Development Manager to discuss the various opportunities to support our Centre.