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Research at the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department

State-of-the-art technologies, including the use of in-vivo disease models, are used to undertake integrative, cellular and molecular investigations aimed at understanding animal and human pathophysiology (and to delineate targets for novel drugs).

Funding opportunity

The Department is pleased to announce the launch of a funding initiative to increase the level of co-operation between various organisations around toxicology. To help build relationships in this area we have put together a small fund to support new collaborative projects between researchers at the University of Otago and other organisations (such as commercial companies, councils, industry bodies and the CRIs). Please find the application form below.
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Download the application form (Word document, 29 KB).

Research themes

Academic and research-support staff of the Department are engaged in high quality, internationally-recognised research focussed on the following themes:

Research groups

Individual laboratory groups are as follows:

Research funders

Research is funded by international and national research organisations such as:

Individual researchers within the Department maintain strong collaborative links with other Departments within the University and laboratories in all five continents.

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