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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Latest News and Highlights
Welcoming the talented emerging researcher Sakina Bharmal to the team!
We here at the STaR Centre are very fortunate to have had Sakina Bharmal recently join our team, where she is now based in the Surgical Trials Unit as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Sakina has a background...
$5M HRC programme grant awarded to Professors Windsor, Phillips and team
We are pleased to announce that new devices and drugs to prevent organ failure in critically ill patients will be the target of a $5 million programme grant awarded to STaR Centre researchers by the...
New PEI and PERT course
A new course was launched last week on pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), through the Surgical and Translational Research Centre at the...
Come on the journey with us!
We are always interested in working with new researchers, new industry partners and our community, we invite you to contact us!
Support the STaR Centre
We are fortunate to have support from Hugo Charitable Trust and other generous donors who help to fund lifechanging research!
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.
Advancing Pancreatic Cancer Research
STaR Centre’s Research into Pancreatic Cancer is kindly funded by Hugo Charitable Trust