National Research Centre for Growth and Development (NRCGD)

A Healthy Start For Productive Lives

Committed To Excellence

Welcome to the National Research Centre for Growth and Development (NRCGD), a New Zealand Government-funded Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE). The NRCGD brings together leading scientists from six partner organisations across New Zealand to address a single overarching question: what makes a healthy start to life?

Recognized Research

Our internationally-recognized research seeks to reveal how events in early life affect mammalian development, with both short and long-term consequences for health and disease. The insights gained through this work will lead to new therapeutic and public health policy approaches to diseases with a developmental origin, as well as to improved productivity in farm animals.