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News and events at the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

OSMS strategic planning award

2:30pm

Dr Greg Giles received an OSMS strategic planning award in conjunction with Dr Jeff Erickson from Physiology.

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Otago Innovation’s devolved PreSeed fund

2:40pm

Dr Joanne Harrison and Associate Professor Ivan Sammut in collaboration with Professor David Larsen and Francesca Rollason (OIL) obtained from the “Return on Science Biotech and Life Sciences Committee” $108,280 of Otago Innovation’s devolved PreSeed fund.

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Augmented reality: an education tool for the future

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 4:22pm

The University of Otago has come up with a clever new learning tool using augmented reality technology that could be a world-first.

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International expert to deliver public lecture

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:52pm

The world’s leading expert on endocrine disruptors and the estrogenic effects of chemicals, Professor Steve Safe, will be giving a public lecture at the University of Otago next week.

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Recent promotions

Sunday, 1 February 2015 8:31am

The department would like to congratulate our HOD, Rhonda Rosengren, on her recent promotion to professor.   Furthermore, the department would like to congratulate Ivan Sammut on his recent promotion to Associate Professor.  

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Genesis Oncology Grant Success 

Monday, 22 December 2014 4:42pm

Congratulations to Dr Sebastien Taurin, Dr Khaled Greish, and Associate Professor Rhonda Rosengren for obtaining a Genesis Oncology Grant to investigate the delivery of raloxifene nanomedicine as a treatment for castrate resistant prostate cancer.  

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Cancer Research Day

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 3:23pm

Together with the Cancer Society of Otago and Southland, we held a Research Open Day on 17 September. The aim of the day was to highlight cancer research within the department to members of the Cancer Society.

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Division of Health Sciences Research Technology Voucher

Monday, 1 September 2014 12:00pm

Dr Greg Giles was awarded a Division of Health Sciences Research Technology Voucher in August 2014.

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Sweta Kumari was awarded Best Poster at the Oxygen Theme Meeting.

Monday, 1 September 2014 12:07pm

Congratulations to Sweta Kumari who was awarded Best Poster at the Oxygen Theme Meeting.

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Dr John Ashton and Associate Professor Rhonda J Rosengren were successful with their Otago Medical Research Foundation funding application.

Monday, 1 September 2014 12:14pm

Congratulations to Dr John Ashton and Associate Professor Rhonda J Rosengren were successful with their Otago Medical Research Foundation funding application.

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Alumnus Wins 2013 New Zealand Innovators Award

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 9:52am

We congratulate Blair Hesp for taking out the 2013 New Zealand Innovators (Marketing and Communications) Award at a ceremony that was held at Auckland Museum on Thursday 17 October.

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Fastier Prestigious Summer Scholarship 2013/2014

Friday, 6 September 2013 11:27am

Congratulations to Sam Betty, Sam McNeill and Danyon Graham on being awarded Fastier Prestigious Summer Scholarships.

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Congratulations to Shane Hellyer, who was awarded the Kainic Medical Communications Travel Scholarship.

Monday, 13 May 2013 10:23am

Congratulations to Shane Hellyer, who was awarded the Kainic Medical Communications Travel Scholarship. 

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Lorne Cancer Conference

Friday, 1 March 2013 8:48am

Associate Professor Rhonda Rosengren recently attended the Lorne Cancer Conference, in Victoria, as well as the Society of Toxicology Conference in the US.

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Welcome to Dr Yanfeng Zhang

Friday, 1 February 2013 8:52am

Dr Yanfeng Zhang has recently joined the Vestibular and Auditory Research Group as a Assistant Research Fellow.

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Grant Success for the Vestibular and Auditory Research Group

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 4:13pm

Congratulations to Professor Paul Smith, Dr Yiwen Zheng and Associate Professor Cynthia, who have been awarded a grant from the Jean Cathie Estate, and a grant-in-aid from the OSMS.

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Neuroscience experiments under Zero G

Thursday, 20 December 2012 3:11pm

Conducting a scientific experiment under microgravity (weightlessness) on earth is not something scientists could normally do. Recently, researchers from the vestibular and auditory research group, led by Professor Paul Smith, Associate Professor Cynthia Darlington and Dr Yiwen Zheng at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology were very lucky to have this opportunity.

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Welcome to Dr Martin Hitier

Thursday, 20 December 2012 4:38pm

We are delighted to welcome Dr Martin Hitier to the department

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Dr Ivan Sammut has been awarded a high value manufacturing and services research fund

Monday, 8 October 2012 4:11pm

Dr Ivan Sammut has been awarded a high value manufacturing and services research fund from MSI