Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Terry Meikle, NZ's Agricultural Counsellor to Latin America, will be sharing his insights on the opportunities and challenges in the Latin America region in the field of agriculture on Friday, 1 June 2018 at University of Otago, NZ.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Dr Anna Campbell, Executive Management Committee member of Ag at Otago, comments in the ODT newspaper on Amazon's technology heralding a food industry revolution.
Monday, 14 May 2018
Professor Hugh Campbell, Executive Management Committee Member of Ag at Otago, is interviewed on 11 May 2018 by the Project on chicken nuggets: the iconic symbol of the modern era?
Monday, 30 April 2018
Professors Rob Burton & Hugh Campbell presented a CSAFE/Ag at Otago seminar entitled "Protein 2.0: The end of industrial agriculture?" on Tuesday, 8 May at University of Otago.
Sunday, 29 April 2018
Ag at Otago, in collaboration with the Future Food Network, hosted the first of a series of four seminars for undergraduate students on 9 May 2018 at the University of Otago this academic year.
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Live, learn and earn in Ireland to experience Ireland and the culture in the dairy industry. Contact Ireland Exchange Programme to register interest.
Friday, 27 April 2018
Transitioning from a University research laboratory to a more commercially focused venture, DRL is now taking its deer disease expertise to the much larger dairying industry.
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Head of Food Science Department, Prof Indrawati Oey, is leading a team from the Food Science and Pharmacology and Toxicology Departments from the University of Otago and AgResearch. The research is to create edible wrapping created from corn and seafood by-products to provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastic in the food and animal feed industries.
Monday, 9 April 2018
Emeritus Professor Frank Griffin presented a talk at Gore on "Alternative Foods: Frankenstein or Einstein?" to Southland farmers on challenges facing NZ agriculture.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Professor Greg Cook spoke to Farmer's Weekly recently about the worldwide antimicrobial resistance problem and its roots in both human healthcare and livestock productivity
Monday, 12 March 2018
Dr Laura Boykin (University of Western Australia) presented at Genetics Otago Launch Event on Thursday, 15 March 2018.
Thursday, 8 March 2018
A research project in Otago’s Department of Food Science has the potential to solve the global environmental issue of plastic packaging.
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Dr Anna Campbell, Executive Committee member of Ag at Otago and Managing Director at Abacusbio, points out the unique advantages of NZ's plants.
Monday, 19 February 2018
Emeritus Professor Frank Griffin explains Ag at Otago Research Themes appearing in Farmers Weekly on 19 February 2018
Friday, 16 February 2018
Ag at Otago highlighted Innovation in Agriculture from selected University of Otago scientists through a variety of events and opportunities at Waimumu Field Days, 14 – 16 February 2018.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Professor Hugh Campbell, Ag at Otago Executive Committee member, introduced Ag at Otago to OUASSA secondary school teachers on 24 January 2018. Dr Lynette Brownfield (Biochemistry) then discussed how new plant varieties should be regulated; how do you define genetic modification and whether the process or product should be assessed?
Monday, 22 January 2018
Professor Hugh Campbell, Agriculture at Otago Executive Committee member, University of Otago,NZ commented on environmental myths on Radio NZ.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Dr Anna Campbell, Ag at Otago Executive Committee Member and Managing Director of AbacusBio, appears in the ODT newspaper commenting on 'What will be the food of Christmas future?'
Thursday, 16 November 2017
An Otago Energy Research Centre and Ag at Otago partnered to hold a Colloquium: Decarbonised Agriculture in 2050 on 23 and 24 November 2017. View for an array of speakers, photos and student prizes.
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Associate Professor Richard Macknight, Ag at Otago Executive Committee member, received The Royal Society of New Zealand's 2017 Marsden funding (Te Pūtea Rangahau A Marsden). Associate Professor Macknight aims to investigate the importance of a type of translational regulation controlling plant response to environmental stress. This knowledge will be used to develop crops with increased resilience to drought stress.
Thursday, 2 November 2017
Professor Indrawati Oey, Ag at Otago Executive Committee member and Head of Department of Food Science, University of Otago was appointed as a Distinguished Professor of Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).
Thursday, 19 October 2017
A world-leading team of microbiologists, led by Professor Greg Cook whose work on a novel way to fight TB infections, has been selected as the recipient of the University of Otago's latest Research Group Award.
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