Monday, 22 January 2018 3:09pm
The Department recently hosted eight enthusiastic Year 12 and 13 students as part of the 'Hands-on at Otago' programme. They spent the week learning all about the knee - its structures and movement, the mechanics of how the knee works, and how easily it can be damaged through sporting activity or old age.
Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:14am
Important new clues about population mobility in the Mediterranean between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE have been uncovered by an international team of researchers, co-led by a University of Otago academic.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:19am
Two University of Otago academics have received Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards to undertake research in the United States.
Thursday, 21 December 2017 9:48am
Congratulations to our seven staff members who received School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Awards for their outstanding contribution to research and teaching throughout 2017.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 11:15am
The sun shone brightly upon thirty-nine Anatomy students as they graduated with their degrees at the weekend. Many of them, along with their friends and family, gathered in the Department beforehand to mark the special occasion.
Friday, 15 December 2017 11:18am
The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the Department this season. Staff and postgraduate students have donated a fabulous selection of toys and wrapping paper to the Santa’s Little Helper fundraiser, run by Santa’s very-own little helper, Shane Waldron.
Friday, 1 December 2017 1:15pm
Third year medical student Brennan Carne is the first recipient of the Peter Hurst Summer Studentship Scholarship. Brennan is undertaking a summer research project in the Department of Anatomy with Associate Professor George Dias. The Scholarship will provide him with financial support while he undertakes his research over the summer.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 2:13pm
In the ever-competitive mating scene, new University of Otago research has revealed how males of some species revert to deception and disguise in order to lure females.
Friday, 24 November 2017 2:10pm
The facial approximation of Otago Museum’s Egyptian mummy by Dr Louisa Baillie has brought to life the presence of a woman who lived over 2400 years ago. She is believed to have come from the ancient city of Thebes, now modern-day Luxor. Mummification was a common burial method for people living in Egypt at that time.
Friday, 17 November 2017 11:44am
Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 4:06pm
Congratulations to postgraduate student Anu Kaw who has received a University of Otago Disability Information and Support Appreciation Award for providing first-class tutoring support to students with a disability.
Monday, 13 November 2017 2:57pm
Over $800,000 from Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ) Rangahau Roro Aotearoa has been awarded to four researchers in the Department. The five Project and Explorer grants will support and help develop new research in the Department in the areas of brain stimulation, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Friday, 10 November 2017 4:21pm
A paper written by PhD candidate Vivek Perumal, as lead author, has been judged the best research paper published by an enrolled Anatomy postgraduate student in 2017. The paper, published in Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, looks at the fovea capitis on the head of the femur, an attachment site of the ligament of the head of femur (LHF/ligamentum teres of the hip).
Monday, 6 November 2017 2:05pm
Five researchers in the Department of Anatomy have attracted $3.3m in funding from the latest Marsden Fund round. Head of Department Professor Neil Gemmell said he was delighted the excellent research undertaken in the Department has been recognised with this prestigious funding, and he was especially thrilled for the two early career researchers who have received Fast Start grants.
Friday, 3 November 2017 10:04am
University of Otago researchers have gained around $24m for 33 world-class research projects in the latest Marsden Fund annual round – the University’s most successful round ever.
Friday, 3 November 2017 12:44pm
Congratulations to Dr Mike Pankhurst who has received a Hercus Fellowship from the Health Research Council. Dr Pankhurst says the four-year fellowship will enable him to pursue new directions in his investigations into how anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) signalling operates in the ovary.
Thursday, 2 November 2017 10:34am
Congratulations to Dr Erica Todd who has been awarded a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Foundation Trust.
Monday, 30 October 2017 8:22am
Joint research by the University of Otago and University of Canterbury has revealed that male salmon can adjust their sperm’s swimming speed if competing with a rival to reproduce.
Monday, 30 October 2017 4:02pm
Congratulations to all our 400-level postgraduate students who took part in the Department’s 400-level Poster Day. The event was an opportunity for them to present and discuss their research with their fellow students and staff of the Department.
Friday, 27 October 2017 11:52am
University of Otago bioarchaeology researchers are hoping to undertake a new project to study the lives of members of the Otago Goldfields Chinese community, many of whom were miners, by examining their burial remains in the Lawrence Cemetery.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 3:27pm
Otago’s Ms Charlotte Steel and Dr Erica Todd are among seven highly promising researchers at an early stage of their career to be awarded Rutherford fellowships and scholarships, the Royal Society Te Apārangi announced today.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:28am
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, staff members from across the University have kindly agreed to share their own mental health stories. In the final installment of this three-part series we hear from Anatomy Manager Rachel Kinnaird, who makes the mental health of her team a priority.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:11pm
The same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, University of Otago researchers have revealed for the first time.
Thursday, 21 September 2017 9:30pm
Three Otago academics were honoured for receiving national sustained excellence awards at a ceremony with the Vice-Chancellor this week.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 9:14pm
Nearly $18m in new funding was recently gained by Otago researchers under the Government’s Endeavour Fund, which looks for transformative research initiatives and have strong potential to improve a range of outcomes for New Zealand.
Monday, 11 September 2017 9:29am
Learning to cultivate crops and other agricultural food – rather than relying on hunter-gathering – is often thought of as a key milestone in the history of humanity.
Friday, 8 September 2017 1:56pm
New Zealand stroke survivors are being sought by University of Otago researchers for an innovative study that holds promise for restoring their arm and hand function.
Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:01pm
Seeing their research interpreted by artists has given researchers in the University’s Genetics Otago Research Centre a new way to view their own work.
Friday, 25 August 2017 4:03pm
University of Otago researchers studying learning processes affected in brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have made new discoveries about how nerve impulses form memories, findings which have implications for developing new therapies for these conditions.
Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:44am
Three Otago teachers who received national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards at an event at Parliament this week say they are humbled and honoured to be recognised in this way.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017 4:05pm
The sustained contributions of three leading University of Otago staff were recognised in the annual national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards held last night.
Friday, 4 August 2017 12:17pm
New insights into the lifeways – and death rites – of the ancient people of Ireland are being provided through funerary studies led by a researcher at the University of Otago’s Department of Anatomy.
Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:17am
When salmon spawn, the sperm of competing males are in an all-or-nothing race to be the first to reach and fertilise the eggs.
Monday, 24 July 2017 4:58pm
In the first research of its kind in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers are gaining fresh insights into the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early European settlers and farmers through excavating and analysing skeletons from unmarked graves in St. John’s Burial Ground, in Tokoiti, Milton.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 9:47am
Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie has received $1.1M funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand for a 3 year project grant which aims to improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s disease patients by developing the next generation of deep brain stimulation technology which has greater target specificity and reduced stimulation side effects.
Friday, 23 June 2017 12:57pm
New Zealand conservation workers are keen on gene-editing to eradicate pests but would rather avoid “playing God” with native species, a University of Otago study suggests.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 9:57am
A five-year programme to examine ways of reducing the burden of stomach cancer in New Zealand has received support in the latest Health Research Council (HRC) funding round announced last week, along with 18 other Otago projects.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 4:17pm
The Department shared in the celebrations of its graduates at the recent University of Otago May graduation ceremony. It was a small but excited group of Anatomy graduands who gathered in the Department to mark the occasion.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 4:25pm
PhD student Josh Houlton, aka 'the amazing painted muscle-man' was a hit at the recent University of Otago Tertiary Information Day.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 4:08pm
Second year Dental students taking the first semester Anatomy paper have been using 3D virtual reality (VR) technology to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of the neuronal pathways of the head and neck.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:30am
Associate Professor George Dias recently spent two weeks at the National University of Samoa (NUS) teaching anatomy. His visit was part of the ongoing development of the undergraduate medical programme at the University.
Friday, 16 June 2017 1:54pm
Pests like mice and wasps may one day be eradicated using a new technique which scientists have just proven in the laboratory on fruit flies.