Otago Biochemistry receives $3.6 million for research into gout, neurodegenerative disease, and new antibiotics
Thursday, 27 June 2019
The Department of Biochemistry at Otago teaches biochemistry, genetics, plant biotechnology, and related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and carries out research into how life works at the molecular level. Our staff and students investigate the underpinning mechanisms of life in humans and other animals, plants, and microbes. Our goals are to enhance the well-being and quality of life of New Zealanders, improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and develop technology in agriculture and other industries.
We teach biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology to undergraduate and postgraduate science students, and contribute to professional health science courses such as Medicine and Dentistry.
The Department has a long tradition of excellent research and innovation. Research interests are wide-ranging, in three broad categories:
In 2019 the Biochemistry Department has its 70th anniversary of contributing high-quality teaching and research to the University of Otago. The Department is part of the School of Biomedical Sciences, within the Otago Division of Health Sciences.
Friday, 21 June 2019
Thursday, 6 June 2019
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