Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:00am
A group of Otago Medical School student researchers were awarded scholarships this week, showing there’s a bright future for medical research in New Zealand.
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 2:33pm
As of today, 694 alumni, friends, staff, parents and students have donated an extremely generous $357,000 to the Pūtea Tautoko student financial relief fund.
Thursday, 6 August 2020 9:29am
In a world first, University of Otago scientists in partnership with Ngātiwai iwi and a global team of collaborators have sequenced the genome of the tuatara – a rare reptile whose ancestors once roamed the earth with dinosaurs.
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 12:40pm
The University of Otago announced the appointment of Professor Helen Nicholson as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, today. Professor Nicholson will take up the new role in January 2021.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 2:21pm
University of Otago, Wellington infectious diseases expert Professor Michael Baker has received almost $5 million from the Health Research Council for a programme investigating the connection between infectious diseases and long-term conditions, something he was planning well prior to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:55am
New University of Otago research provides insight into how males influence their mates’ health, growth and fertility.
Monday, 22 June 2020 10:35am
As older New Zealanders have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Otago researcher warns there needs to be an emphasis on addressing older people’s future needs and to help reduce ageing inequities.
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:12am
New University of Otago research sheds light on guinea pig domestication and how and why the small, furry animals became distributed around the world.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 11:58am
Scaffolding surrounds the University of Otago’s Lindo Ferguson Building in Great King Street for routine maintenance work that includes re-roofing, replacing single-gazing with double-glazing in the windows, repointing bricks, minor strengthening, and painting parapets and other features.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:30am
A method to help improve testing for COVID-19, first promoted by a University of Otago researcher, is being used worldwide as countries struggle to manage high demand for testing.
Thursday, 23 April 2020 8:45pm
Detecting the presence of COVID-19 in sewage could become an important tool to monitor the virus and help uncover pockets of infection.
Friday, 17 April 2020 12:35pm
A University of Otago molecular biologist has received new Government funding of $235,746 for Covid-19 related research to develop an effective point-of-care test for the infectious disease.
Monday, 17 February 2020 9:35am
Researchers in the collaboration Coastal People: Southern Skies feature prominently in the latest edition of He Kitenga, a prestigious University of Otago research publication.
Friday, 24 January 2020 12:00pm
Humans began transporting and growing banana in Vanuatu 3000 years ago, a University of Otago scientist has discovered.
Friday, 20 December 2019 10:07am
A remarkable 5000-year-old skeleton suggests human dwarfism was both accepted and respected in life and death in ancient China, research by a University of Otago bio-archaeologist shows.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 3:00pm
Staff from the department's Clinical Anatomy Research Group today lay flowers in memory of those who have donated their body to the Department for medical science teaching and research.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 4:51pm
Thirty University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.