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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


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


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


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.

Beef and LambNZ visit Ag at Otago


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.

RSNZ Competition


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.

Signs of a power switch


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


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.

Ag at Otago exhibit at Mystery Creek Fieldays


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Ag at Otago exhibit at Mystery Creek Fieldays 14 – 17 June 2017.  Topics such as animal health and productivity; meat quality; agriculture and energy; poisoning; animal and plant genomics; and chilling injury in kiwifruit await.

Light shone on keeping veges fresh


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Ag at Otago Research Theme member, Dr Miranda Mirosa, appears in the Otago Daily Times with University of Otago Master of Science student, Francesca Goodman-Smith, shining a light on how to keep vegetables fresher for longer.

University of Otago project aims to re-grow teeth

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Congratulations to Dr Azam Ali and Professor Karl Lyons being awarded Health Research Council funding for a "no drill, no fill" project aiming to develop a biometric system that could potentially trigger remineralisation and regrowth of dental tissues.

Ag at Otago Researchers exhibited in Lab in a Box at Kirwee Fieldays


Monday, 3 April 2017

Ag at Otago researchers exhibited in Lab in a Box at Kirwee fieldays during 29 - 31 March 2017.

Topics such as diagnostics in deer, cattle and sheep; identifying the healthiness of vegetables and plants; how flaxseed can add value to primary industry were involved, along with hands on demonstrations.

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