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Ag at Otago at Southern Field Days 2018

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Ag at Otago highlighted Innovation in Agriculture from selected University of Otago scientists through a variety of events and opportunities at Waimumu Field Days, 14 – 16 February 2018.

How should new plant varieties be regulated?

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Professor Hugh Campbell, Ag at Otago Executive Committee member, introduced Ag at Otago to OUASSA secondary school teachers on 24 January 2018.   Dr Lynette Brownfield (Biochemistry) then discussed how new plant varieties should be regulated; how do you define genetic modification and whether the process or product should be assessed?

Enviro-myths: When clean and green backfires

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Professor Hugh Campbell, Agriculture at Otago Executive Committee member, University of Otago, NZ comments in Radio New Zealand news on environmental myths.

What will be the food of Christmas future?

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Dr Anna Campbell, Ag at Otago Executive Committee Member and Managing Director of AbacusBio, appears in the ODT newspaper commenting on 'What will be the food of Christmas future?'

OERC and Ag at Otago Symposium

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

An Otago Energy Research Centre and Ag at Otago partnered to hold a Colloquium: Decarbonised Agriculture in 2050 on 23 and 24 November 2017.  View for an array of speakers, photos and student prizes.

Associate Professor Richard Macknight awarded 2017 Marsden Funding

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Associate Professor Richard Macknight, Ag at Otago Executive Committee member, received The Royal Society of New Zealand's 2017 Marsden funding (Te Pūtea Rangahau A Marsden).  Associate Professor Macknight aims to investigate the importance of a type of translational regulation controlling plant response to environmental stress.  This knowledge will be used to develop crops with increased resilience to drought stress.

Professor Oey appointed Distinguished Professor

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Professor Indrawati Oey, Ag at Otago Executive Committee member and Head of Department of Food Science, University of Otago was appointed as a Distinguished Professor of Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

Cook team wins Otago Research Group Award

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

A world-leading team of microbiologists, led by Professor Greg Cook whose work on a novel way to fight TB infections, has been selected as the recipient of the University of Otago's latest Research Group Award.

RSNZ Competition

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Royal Society of New Zealand celebrated its 150 years and hosted a research competition to showcase NZ research to the world using video. There were $10,000 prizes open to NZ based students and researchers who were within 10 years post-PhD in science or humanities.

Beef and LambNZ visit Ag at Otago

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Beef and LambNZ visited Ag at Otago, University of Otago, to hear presentations from the Ag at Otago Executive Management Committee on agricultural innovation.

Signs of a power switch

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Emeritus Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt appeared in an ODT article in July 2017 commenting on both international diplomacy and new research giving cause for cautious optimism about the prospect of progress on addressing climate change.

Big data is always hungry for more

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Dr Anna Campbell, Ag at Otago Executive Committee member and managing Director of AbacusBio Ltd appears in the Otago Daily Times commenting on how important data collection will be in the future.

Enterprise & Innovation Workshop

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Monday, 19 June 2017

Ag at Otago, in collaboration with The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonics and Quantum Technologies, will host an Enterprise and Innovation Workshop on 9 and 16 August led by Dr Chris Kirk, Univentures Ltd.

Disease testing advance ready

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Otago-based Disease Research Ltd enable dairy farmers to access further information about Bovine Viral Diarrhoea and Johne’s disease from their herd testing.

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