Congratulations to our winners at the Health Research Excellence Awards 2016
Two highly promising scientists receive prestigious Rutherford Discovery fellowships at Otago University
Thursday, 5 October 2017 12:31pm
University of Otago-based up-and-coming scientists Drs Aniruddha Chatterjee (Pathology, Dunedin) and Alex Gavryushkin (Computer Science) are among the latest recipients of the prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.
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.
Thursday, 9 March 2017 1:57pm
University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6m in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.
Friday, 17 February 2017 9:19am
Taking vitamin D supplements can lower your risk of acute respiratory infections such as influenza or the common cold, latest research shows.
Friday, 27 January 2017 3:43pm
Mackenzie Cancer Research Group Summer Student Linda Buss has been awarded the UOC Best Laboratory Project Prize for 2016-17.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:25pm
Latest University of Otago research is shedding new light on why and how cancer cells spread from primary tumours to other parts of the body. This phenomenon – known as metastasis – causes about 90 per cent of all cancer deaths.
Friday, 16 December 2016 11:08am
The Postgraduate Student Otago (Christchurch) association's annual award for the Best Exit Seminar was presented to PhD student Vanessa Lattimore.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:27am
University of Otago and University of Auckland researchers are collaborating to gain new insights into the very beginnings of life, following the recent awarding of a major Marsden Fund grant.
Thursday, 3 November 2016 3:24pm
EDOR member Professor Tony Merriman is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Friday, 7 October 2016 9:55am
University of Otago researchers have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts’ immune systems.
Monday, 19 September 2016 12:02pm
We showcased our research and laboratories to the people of Christchurch at the UOC Health Research Open Day on Sunday.
Friday, 9 September 2016 9:37am
Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at the New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards Night, which recognises outstanding contributions by members of the country’s science community.
Friday, 9 September 2016 9:23am
Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at last night’s New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards function, which recognises outstanding contributions by members of the country’s science community.
Monday, 22 August 2016 11:22am
Bailey Kennedy shared with The Press and stuff.co.nz about how her father’s battle with colorectal cancer inspired her to undertake her PhD on the disease.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 8:09am
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Dr Margaret Currie who was one of the seven recipients of Canterbury Medical Research Foundation grants in the latest funding round.
Friday, 22 July 2016 11:33am
The Mackenzie Cancer Research Group showcased some of their research at an information evening hosted the Cancer Society at the St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel on the 20 July 2017.
Friday, 10 June 2016 4:36pm
Six up-and-coming University of Otago staff have been announced as this year’s recipients of Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Monday, 16 May 2016 12:42pm
South Islanders’ melanomas are significantly more likely than those of North Islanders to carry a gene mutation that has implications for mutation-targeted drug therapies and for patient outcomes, new University of Otago-led research suggests.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 8:58pm
Health Research Council ‘Emerging Researcher First Grants’ have been won by two up-and-coming University of Otago, Christchurch researchers.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 8:10am
Dr Logan Walker gave a public lecture discussing a number of cancer myths, answering questions such as 'will eating cake give me cancer?'
Monday, 7 March 2016 2:20pm
The Mackenzie Cancer Research Group participated in the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for the fourth year in a row to celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers, remember loved ones lost to cancer and to fight cancer back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society and cancer research.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 8:07am
Assistant Research Fellow George Wiggins is starting his PhD on gene expression variability in breast tumour development with the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group.
Monday, 18 January 2016 2:08pm
Dr Logan Walker featured in an item about access to genetic testing on TVNZ's One News on Sunday 17 January 2016.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015 12:22pm
A University of Otago brain cancer researcher has gained a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus fellowship in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) latest Career Development Awards.
Monday, 16 November 2015 1:25pm
The Department of Pathology warmly congratulates Melanie grant on her AMP Scholarship success
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 10:20am
Dr Louise Bicknell has been awarded Marsden funding to "Identify novel replication components through harnessing the resource of Mendelian disease".
Friday, 16 October 2015 9:38am
University of Otago researchers working with zebrafish have published a study providing new insights into the causes of the congenital heart defects associated with a rare developmental disorder.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 9:54am
A Christchurch scientist working to determine whether high dose vitamin C is a viable cancer therapy has won funding to explore its effect on breast tumours.
Thursday, 17 September 2015 9:43am
Two University of Otago health sciences researchers have gained prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand fellowships, it was announced today.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 10:17am
Triple success for the Department of Pathology
Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:13am
Five innovative University of Otago-led research programmes are being backed with $5.7M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:24am
In a landmark study, University of Otago researchers have found that human papilloma virus (HPV) can infect the placenta and is linked to several pregnancy complications, including the potentially fatal disorder pre-eclampsia.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 9:20am
The outstanding contributions of five up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 7:57pm
Twenty years ago the University of Otago took a gamble on a young medical researcher. This week that researcher was given the Dunedin School of Medicine Dean’s Medal for Research Excellence at a ceremony at the Museum’s Hutton Theatre.
Monday, 13 April 2015 7:57am
A University of Otago pathology researcher has gained a Health Research Council Explorer Grant to identify new drug targets to combat gout, a severely painful and debilitating condition caused by high blood levels of uric acid.
Monday, 23 March 2015 10:49am
University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC), researchers will today launch the New Zealand arm of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).
Wednesday, 1 October 2014 10:49am
Two talented early to mid-career scientists will return to the University of Otago after gaining highly sought-after Rutherford Discovery Fellowships, which are valued at up to $800,000 each over five years.
Tuesday, 3 June 2014 8:07am
Two leading Australian pathology researchers are in Dunedin to deliver public lectures as part of the inaugural Colin Geary Professorial Lecture Series.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 2:16pm
Professor Barry Taylor of the Dunedin School of Medicine and Carole Heatly of the Southern District Health Board together with the Health Research South Board would like to congratulate recipients of the 2014 Health Research Excellence Awards.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 9:19am
Janine Neill and Justine Farquar today participated in the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand's Shave for a Cure fundraiser.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:47pm
Dunedin School of Medicine researchers have gained over NZ$500,000 in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.
Monday, 27 January 2014 4:46pm
Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award winner Dr Sarah Young is keen to make use of the travelling opportunity the award brings.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:06am
Smoking while pregnant causes severe DNA damage to cells in the placenta and significantly impairs its function, new University of Otago research suggests.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 3:43pm
Professor Antony Braithwaite is among the 13 leading New Zealand researchers and scholars who are newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Monday, 13 May 2013 10:26am
A leading University of Otago researcher has gained Health Research Council (HRC) funding to investigate a new way to measure the aggressiveness of cancer cells using circular polarised light.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:16pm
Three University of Otago scientists have received nearly $300,000 of funding to support their world-class brain-related research in the latest Neurological Foundation grant round.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012 10:00am
Research into the benefits of vitamin D is a burgeoning area.
Friday, 27 May 2011 9:55am
University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers have found that a natural fruit source of vitamin C – kiwifruit – is vastly superior to a purified supplement form.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:18am
University of Otago researchers have uncovered further evidence that PAX genes − members of a small family of genes that play important roles in embryonic development – also allow cancer cells to grow and divide in adult tissue.
Monday, 19 July 2010 8:43am
New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, shows that vitamin C can help curb the growth of cancer cells.
Monday, 31 May 2010 2:05pm
The largest ever clinical trial into new treatments for prostate cancer, which kills about 600 men annually in this country, has received another significant funding grant from the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
Friday, 16 April 2010 2:57pm
The KD Kirkby Trust, which is a long time benefactor of Cure Kids, has made a $45,000 grant to provide vital equipment for a world class zebrafish facility at the University of Otago, taking its support for medical research to almost $150,000.
Thursday, 17 September 2009 3:40pm
Otago scientists have gained $730,160 to support two international health research collaborations involving new approaches towards drug discovery in HIV-1, genetic diseases and melanoma.