Wednesday, 18 July 2018 9:15am
University of Otago-led international collaborative research calls into question the ethics and skeletal and genomic analysis surrounding research into the much publicised alien-like “Atacama mummy”.
Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:25pm
If Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie’s face seems familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen her on TV, or in the newspaper, or on the back of a bus.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 7:07am
New Zealand’s unique and relatively short history coupled with new and revealing techniques examining ancient DNA from fossil bone fragments has provided insights around the impact of humans on the environment.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 2:02pm
The tale has got it all – cutting edge technology, a mysterious creature, international participants, and the media spotlight. Otago's Professor Neil Gemmell reflects on his now famous investigation, two years in the making; the Loch Ness eDNA project.
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:00am
Dr Yusuf Cakmak and Ms Marlene Black recently took part in TEXpo, an event run as part of the national Techweek festival promoting New Zealand’s unique and inspiring innovations to the world.
Monday, 11 June 2018 9:05pm
Drumnadrochit, a small village in the Scottish Highlands, is a peaceful spot frequented by tourists. Last week, though, teams of international media swarmed in to meet the man behind the latest plan to “find Nessie” – Otago's Professor Neil Gemmell.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018 11:14pm
Otago’s Professor Neil Gemmell is now in Scotland, with teams of international media waiting to follow his every move as he searches for DNA evidence of the Loch Ness Monster.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 2:17pm
“So cold!” is the answer Anatomy PhD candidate Josh Houlton gives when asked how he feels after shaving his dreadlocks in the foyer of the Lindo Ferguson Building in support of Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.
Monday, 21 May 2018 2:58pm
The story of the Loch Ness monster is one of the world’s greatest mysteries. We have waited more than a thousand years for an answer on its existence. Now, it is only months away.
Thursday, 12 April 2018 10:03am
Exhumation and analysis of skeletons and burial sites in the historic Otago town of Lawrence is underway, with University of Otago researchers conducting The Otago Historic Cemeteries Bioarchaeology Project.
Friday, 23 March 2018 10:42am
Researchers from The University of Otago are playing a key role in revealing previously unknown information about prehistoric settlement in the South Pacific.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:04pm
Two University of Otago libraries and a Dunedin printmaker have been working together to create art from long-forgotten anatomical images.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018 11:09pm
The enthusiasm and passion of four Otago teachers has earned them recognition in this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards, which were presented at a ceremony at the Clocktower Building this afternoon.
Monday, 22 January 2018 3:09pm
The Department recently hosted eight enthusiastic Year 12 and 13 students as part of the 'Hands-on at Otago' programme. They spent the week learning all about the knee - its structures and movement, the mechanics of how the knee works, and how easily it can be damaged through sporting activity or old age.
Thursday, 21 December 2017 9:48am
Congratulations to our seven staff members who received School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Awards for their outstanding contribution to research and teaching throughout 2017.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 11:15am
The sun shone brightly upon thirty-nine Anatomy students as they graduated with their degrees at the weekend. Many of them, along with their friends and family, gathered in the Department beforehand to mark the special occasion.
Friday, 15 December 2017 11:18am
The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the Department this season. Staff and postgraduate students have donated a fabulous selection of toys and wrapping paper to the Santa’s Little Helper fundraiser, run by Santa’s very-own little helper, Shane Waldron.
Friday, 1 December 2017 1:15pm
Third year medical student Brennan Carne is the first recipient of the Peter Hurst Summer Studentship Scholarship. Brennan is undertaking a summer research project in the Department of Anatomy with Associate Professor George Dias. The Scholarship will provide him with financial support while he undertakes his research over the summer.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 2:13pm
In the ever-competitive mating scene, new University of Otago research has revealed how males of some species revert to deception and disguise in order to lure females.
Friday, 24 November 2017 2:10pm
The facial approximation of Otago Museum’s Egyptian mummy by Dr Louisa Baillie has brought to life the presence of a woman who lived over 2400 years ago. She is believed to have come from the ancient city of Thebes, now modern-day Luxor. Mummification was a common burial method for people living in Egypt at that time.
Friday, 17 November 2017 11:44am
Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 4:06pm
Congratulations to postgraduate student Anu Kaw who has received a University of Otago Disability Information and Support Appreciation Award for providing first-class tutoring support to students with a disability.