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News and events for the Otago Department of Biochemistry

Accomplished Biochemistry alumnus presents structure of the spliceosome

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Max Wilkinson returned to Dunedin yesterday to give a talk about his exceptional research into the structure of the spliceosome.

Funding success for brain disease research

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Research into neurodegenerative disease in the Department of Biochemistry has been boosted recently with funding successes for Dr Stephanie Hughes and the Neurodegenerative and Lysosomal Disease Lab.

2017 Biochemistry Student Prizewinners


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Department of Biochemistry is happy to announce that Nick Tenci, Bridget Thomas, Sarah Trevelyan, and Josiah Doorman have won the 2017 academic prizes.

Farewell to Dr Peter Stockwell


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Peter Stockwell retires from the Department of Biochemistry at the end of 2017. We held a farewell function on the 7th December to farewell him.

Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology research celebrated

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The first joint Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry Research Celebration, held last Friday at the Dunedin Town Hall, was a great success.

Biochem on the road with Lab in a Box


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Miriam Sharpe and Shar Rae-Whitcombe of the Department of Biochemistry were on the road with Lab-in-a-box last week, bringing biochemistry to primary school children in Lower Hutt.

Otago biochemists help Cure Kids

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Cure Kids is supporting research by Department of Biochemistry Scientists Professor Iain Lamont and Dr Stephanie Hughes into diseases caused by genetic anomalies.

Parry Guilford to receive Otago’s highest honour


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Professor Parry Guilford says seeing an electron microscope photo of a virus perched on the surface of a bacterial cell in his School Certificate Science text book marked the beginning of his interest in medical research.