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Marsden success for Sciences

Monday, 20 November 2017 9:59am

Division of Sciences researchers have gained over $7.2m for 12 world-class research projects as Principal Investigators and a further $6m as Assistant Investigators working in collaboration with researchers both across Otago and in external organisations.

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Marsden Fund backs Otago’s research in best ever round

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.

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2018 Zonta Science Award

Thursday, 21 September 2017 3:04pm

The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2018 Zonta Science Award. Applications must be received by 5 February 2018.

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Challenging the mental health struggle

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:10am

The inaugural Silverline Festival, being held next weekend on 15-16 September, is all about exposing students to ways of wellbeing. The festival will include speakers, all passionate about what they do, and excited to share their knowledge and experiences; one of these being Dr Damian Scarf, Senior Lecturer in Psychology who suffered from severe anxiety throughout undergraduate and into postgraduate study.

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Chasing atoms, electrons and optics there and back again

Saturday, 19 August 2017 11:01am

Growing up in Dunedin, Professor Blaikie's academic career began at Otago in the late 1980s, leading to a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, and then onto an incredible position as a visiting researcher at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory. Deciding it was time to come home, he and his family moved back to New Zealand - firstly to Canterbury and finally back to Otago.

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And the winner is... and the winner is

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 3:06pm

Hearing her name announced as winner of the Division of Sciences Supervisor of the Year award was gratifying enough, but then when Dr Tamlin Conner, a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology heard it called again, this time for the ‘OUSA Supervisor of the Year’ award, she was stunned.

“Receiving these two awards mean the world to me,” said Dr Tamlin Conner. “I invest an incredible amount of time and effort into my students, and to receive this recognition gives me the motivation to keep up that investment,” she continued.

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Sciences top communicators in Research Poster Competition

Thursday, 3 August 2017 11:27am

Sciences were the big winners of the 2017 Research Poster Competition

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Food Science Department showcase our research at the 2017 NZIFST conference

Friday, 7 July 2017 11:11am

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) holds an Annual conference where the food and beverage industry and research establishment members come together to share their knowledge and ideas, networking and forming potential collaborations for the future.

The 2017 NZIFST conference is a  3 day event being held this week in Nelson. Most of our Academic staff have attended with a number of Postgraduate students. The event is a mixture of seminars, workshops and presentations and is a highlight in the Food Science calendar. 




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Harraways boosts Food Science at Otago

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 8:57pm

Dunedin breakfast cereal manufacturer Harraway & Son Ltd formalised a significant donation to the University of Otago’s Department of Food Science on Friday, marking a milestone 150 years in the making.

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Signing ceremony to formalise generous Harraways funding

Friday, 23 June 2017 9:14am

Dunedin breakfast cereal manufacturer Harraway & Sons Ltd has formalised its donation of $100,000 to the University of Otago's Department of Food Science to establish the Harraways 1867 Visiting Professorship at a signing ceremony today.

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Celebrating 30 years of science outreach at Otago

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 2:12pm

An article just published in the New Zealand Science Review celebrates 30- years of science outreach at Otago. It presents the reader with an historical account of the development of community delivered outreach programmes by the University of Otago - and more specifically, those through the Division of Sciences and its contributing departments, schools and centres - a relationship that began in the 1970s. Although recognition for community service has been built into academic staff promotion processes for decades, it has only been available for non-academics since 2014 – which lends this article a point of difference given it has been co-authored by both academic and non-academic staff members.

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Māori Division of Sciences graduating students

Friday, 12 May 2017 8:28am

The Division of Sciences is extremely proud to see 48 Maori students graduate this weekend. Graduates have completed either their under- or postgraduate study covering a wide range of disciplines across the Division. See the full list of May 2017 graduates.

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The Department of Food Science make an impact at the South Island Agricultural Field Day

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 1:33pm

The Department of Food Science showcased our research at the South Island Agricultural Field Day at Kirwee near Christchurch with Lab-in-a-Box.

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Otago’s Agricultural expertise on display at Field Days

Friday, 31 March 2017 2:34pm

Otago is this week showcasing its agricultural expertise at the South Island Agriculture Field Days at Kirwee near Christchurch with Lab-in-a-Box.

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11th Australia & New Zealand Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:03am

The Symposium was held in Queenstown, NZ between 20th - 22nd February, 2017. The event was hosted by the University of Otago and sponsored by the New Zealand Institute of Food Science Technologies (NZIFST),  Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (M.B.I.E ) and  the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT).  51 partipants in the

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Pulsating New Idea

Sunday, 26 February 2017 9:41am

An article on the use of Pulsed Electric Field technique (PEF) in the Wine industry to enhance the flavour of grapes.

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University joins nationwide food-innovation collaboration

Thursday, 23 February 2017 2:25pm

New foods produced by novel techniques using electric fields and ultra-high pressures are likely spinoffs from a collaboration involving the University of Otago.

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Hands on at Otago 2017 in the Department of Food Science

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:07am

The goal of Hands-On Science is to demonstrate, in a friendly and interactive environment, some of the activities that scientists are involved in and to encourage talented young New Zealanders to consider science as a career.

We do this by bringing students to New Zealand’s oldest and most attractive university, an institution having an international reputation for excellence in scientific research and teaching.