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NZ in Latin America: agriculture and education


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.

Protein 2.0: The end of industrial agriculture?


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.

Ag at Otago and Future Food Network Workshop


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.

Live, learn and earn in Ireland


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.

DRL developments

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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.

Edible wrapping project attracts interest


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.

'Green' antimicrobials offer a bacterium-specific research

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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

NZ's plants may give us unique advantages

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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.

Ag at Otago at Southern Field Days 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.

How should new plant varieties be regulated?


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?

What will be the food of Christmas future?

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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?'

OERC and Ag at Otago Symposium

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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.

Associate Professor Richard Macknight awarded 2017 Marsden Funding


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.

Professor Oey appointed Distinguished Professor


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).

Cook team wins Otago Research Group Award


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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