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Research Centres and Themes: Otago Department of Biochemistry

Individual members of staff in the Department of Biochemistry belong to wider topic-based research centres and themes in the University. These are areas of research that are seen as being particularly strong at Otago.

Research Centres

University of Otago Research Centres are research flagships for the University.

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Brain Health Research Centre

Scientists at the Brain Health Research Centre are undertaking cutting-edge internationally recognised research into the workings of the brain in health and disease, and are developing new treatments for neurological disorders.

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Centre for Translational Cancer Research

Translational cancer research bridges the gap between laboratory-based science and treatment in the clinic. 

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Genetics Otago

The world of genetics is enormous. It touches our every day lives in ways we can't even begin to imagine. Ground-breaking and informative, genetics research provides us with the framework for a better, brighter future.

Global Health

Otago Global Health Institute

Fostering partnerships to help solve global health problems.

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Edgar Diabetes & Obesity Research Centre

We aim to reduce the prevalence, and to improve the management, of diabetes and obesity by finding new ways to prevent and treat these conditions.

Research Themes

A University of Otago Research Theme signals developing or potential research excellence in areas of strength within the University.

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Allan Wilson@Otago

Allan Wilson at Otago explores the health and histories of New Zealand populations using evolutionary genomics.

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Ag@Otago

Agriculture at Otago is advancing profitability and environmental sustainability of primary industry in New Zealand.

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Polar Environments Research Centre

The Polar Environment Research Theme is a multidisciplinary network of University of Otago scientists with an interest in polar regions.