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About Genetics Otago


As a University of Otago Research Centre, Genetics Otago is the flagship for the University's outstanding genetics research capabilities.

Genetics Research

The University of Otago is unrivalled as a genetics research location. Our expertise reaches across science, health, technology and law, our infrastructure enables world-class research, and our unique and rich natural surrounds inspire novel research and insights.

Thriving local ag-science, biotech, conservation and health communities create enterprise and research translation opportunities with global impact.

Otago’s genetics research drives innovation across New Zealand’s agricultural, conservation and medical sectors. It also deepens our understanding of our origins, our humanity and our natural world.

Our world class genetics research spans anatomy, archaeology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, health science, mathematics, microbiology, law and business.

Genetics Teaching Programme

Otago’s unique Genetics Teaching Programme immerses students in the full spectrum of genetics expertise across several departments, each with world class facilities.

Our international and national networks open up tremendous opportunities for our postgraduates. Many gain international recognition and high impact opportunities in academia, practice and business.

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Genetics Outreach

Genetics Otago enthusiastically brings science to the community, especially young scientists. Our researchers bring their expertise and passion to many community and industry initiatives.

We help New Zealanders understand and benefit from genetics research and innovation.

Read about Genetics Otago’s news, events and outreach

Membership of Genetics Otago

Genetics Otago’s membership comprises over 180 academic members researching and working in fields related to genetics.

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