Friday, 1 September 2017 12:48pm
The new Director of Genetics Otago, Associate Professor Julia Horsfield, is thrilled to be taking the helm of Genetics Otago.
Friday, 18 August 2017 1:01pm
The launch of Genomics Aotearoa brings an agile, leading-edge and collaborative platform to boost New Zealand's genomics and bioinformatics communities.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 9:38am
Dunedin is set to host a series of free and fantastic genetics events in the week 2-6 July 2017.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 1:49pm
Geneticists from across the world and many disciplines will convene at the University of Otago in July, for the Genetics Society of AustralAsia's Annual Conference, to be held with the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:53am
The Royal Society of New Zealand has kicked off a vital discussion about the gene editing revolution and its implications for New Zealand.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 9:53am
Genetics' significant contribution to fundamental research across the sciences, and Otago's fantastic breadth of expertise in the field, have shone through in the 2016 annual Marsden funding round for 2016.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:34am
Two University of Otago geneticists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Thursday, 1 September 2016 11:30am
A distant link to humans is but one of the fascinating findings of a five year study of the Tuatara's genome by University of Otago geneticists, featured in New Zealand media this week.
Monday, 29 August 2016 11:08am
University of Otago researcher Dr. Helen Taylor had just 14 days to create 180 seconds of science and she smashed it for a proverbial six. How did she do it?
Friday, 26 August 2016 9:36am
An innovative use of the detritus of marine life to measure biodiversity has earned a team of Otago researchers a national Sustainable Seas Science Challenge Grant.
Thursday, 4 August 2016 11:15am
Genetics Otago researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms by which queen honeybees control worker bees' fertility.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 10:44am
Are you your DNA? Genetics Otago members joined speakers from the arts, humanities and law, to debate whether our genome drives who we are, as part of Dunedin's New Zealand International Science Festival.
Monday, 27 June 2016 9:36am
How viruses counter CRISPR-Cas bacterial adaptive immune systems has been uncovered by a collaboration between the University of Otago’s Fineran Lab and the University of Toronto, as published in Nature Microbiology.
Friday, 10 June 2016 1:40pm
How to sequence a genome, from idea to sequencing to useful data and analysis, as explained by Genetics Otago and NZGL to Our Changing World's Alison Ballance.
Friday, 27 May 2016 12:52pm
The first ancient Phoenician mitochondrial genome has been sequenced by University of Otago researchers, revealing a story of surprising origins.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 9:38am
Genetics research news from Genetics Otago May 2016 - Dental microbial molecular genetics, Cohesinopathy heart defects, Vascular research
Friday, 20 May 2016 12:24pm
Emma Wade will not only deliver her discoveries about a rare bone disease to this month’s peak global meeting of human geneticists in Barcelona, she will do so as one of the best five Young Investigators from around the world.
Monday, 9 May 2016 11:57am
Genetics Otago members talk genetics with the BBC's Dr Adam Rutherford in events held throughout New Zealand. Listen on demand at Radio New Zealand.
Monday, 21 March 2016 9:35am
Untangling DNA from Bananas, unraveling the mystery of pea pigmentation, and rallying the public around the Kākāpō Genome project – Genetics Otago had some marvelous Mendel celebrations in early March.
Tuesday, 2 December 2014 12:57pm
Genetics Otago's support of Rare Disease Day
Tuesday, 2 December 2014 12:53pm
Drew Berry is an Emmy and Bafta Award-winning biomedical animator whose scientifically accurate and aesthetically rich visualisations reveal the microscopic world inside our bodies.
Tuesday, 2 December 2014 12:54pm
Genetics Otago was proud to host Professor Lord Robert Winston on the 11th of March.
Thursday, 5 December 2013 12:40pm
Genetics Otago held its annual symposium on 28th and 29th of November at the Otago Museum Annex.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:42am
On Tuesday 14th October, Director Genetics Otago, Assoc Prof Peter Dearden was interviewed by Radio New Zealand.
US Rules Genes Not Patentable
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 12:00am
Wednesday, 1 May 2013 3:19pm
Genetics Otago is delighted to support the Government’s 2013 Budget announcement regarding the final 10 selected National Science Challenges, with a $73.5 million boost over four years to fund these Challenges.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:46am
Professor Martin Kennedy delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture in Christchurch
Genetics Otago prestigious Summer Scholarship Winner Announced
Friday, 25 January 2013 12:00am
Inaugural Future of Fairness Symposium
Friday, 25 January 2013 12:00am
Genetics Otago recognised as University of Otago Research Centre
Tuesday, 9 October 2012 10:35am
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 5:04pm
Genetics Otago warmly congratulates Professor Graham Wallis, Professor Iain Lamont, Professor Martin Kennedy and Associate Professor Peter Dearden on their recent academic promotions.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 2:00pm
Myelodysplastic syndrome is the most common blood disorder of the elderly. Yet it is a ‘hidden’ disease, seldom heard of and poorly understood.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 12:00am
The 12th Annual NZ Molecular Ecology meeting was held in New Zealand’s deep south from the 27th to the 29th of November. NZ’s molecular ecologists have a tradition of holding their annual meeting in beautiful, out-of-the-way places, and this year was no exception with the meeting base being the Tautuku Outdoor Education Centre in the heart of the Catlins.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 2:28pm
Jonathan Waters' publication Relict or colonizer? Extinction and range expansion of penguins in southern New Zealand.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 2:42pm
Researchers have accelerated research into Multiple Sclerosis by discovering two new locations of genes which will help to unravel the causes of MS and other autoimmune disease. Their findings have recently been published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 5:10pm
Genetics Otago is delighted to announce that the following students have been successful in their applications for the generous Summer Studentships.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 2:42pm
A warm welcome and congratulations to Julia Johnstone, an ultra-talented young photographer from The School of Art who gained top marks in her final year examination exhibition which included an interpretation of a genetics laboratory.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 4:43pm
Congratulations to Professor Hamish Spencer and Professor Andrew Mercer who were recently elected as Fellows of the Royal Society.
Royal Society Fellows are involved in providing expert advice, promoting scientific best practice and disseminating scientific information.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 3:47pm
Download Genetics Otago Newsletter Issue 4 (1.2Mb in PDF format)
Tuesday, 1 June 2010 2:08pm
Genetics Otago warmly congratulates the following members on their Marsden funding.
Thursday, 4 March 2010 1:15pm
Download "It's Ok, We're Not Cousins by Blood": The Cousin Marriage Controversy in Historical Perspective by Diane B. Paul and Hamish G. Spencer (468k in PDF format)
Thursday, 4 March 2010 1:30pm
Genetics Otago members Professor Richie Poulton was celebrating last week after receiving news that the internationally recognised Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study has received further support from the Health Research Council to conduct a study of aging and risk for chronic disease.