Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:41am
Five members of the Department of Biochemistry's staff won awards at the School of Biomedical Sciences Christmas and prizegiving function on Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 2:49pm
A record number of ten Biochemistry students graduated with PhD degrees in the December ceremonies.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 9:24am
Pupils of Portobello School recently sent Otago Biochemistry some fantastic portraits of scientists as thanks for sharing some biochemistry fun with the school.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 9:15am
While increasing numbers of medical graduates are female, new research led by an Otago Medical School graduate highlights the magnitude of gender disparity in cardiology.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 3:26pm
Dr Megan Leask has been awarded $284,599 to fund her work on reducing the burden of metabolic disease in Māori.
Thursday, 15 November 2018 9:44pm
Receiving the Marsden Medal at this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards is especially poignant for Professor Warren Tate.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 2:37pm
There has been a rise in the number of Division of Health Sciences’ early career researchers being successful in the Marsden Fund round this year, an increase being welcomed by the Division’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Brunton.
Monday, 12 November 2018 4:11pm
Congratulations to Professor Catherine Day, Dr Peter Mace and Dr Sol Perez-Santangelo of the Otago Department of Biochemistry for their outstanding success with the Marsden Fund this year.
Thursday, 8 November 2018 9:20am
University of Otago researchers are celebrating their most successful Marsden Fund round ever, securing $28.5 million (excluding GST) for 41 world-class research projects.
Thursday, 8 November 2018 12:58pm
On Tuesday afternoon, Associate Professor Russell Poulter gave his valedictory seminar, marking his retirement from an academic position with Otago Biochemistry that started in the early 1970s.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:51am
Otago Biochemists wowed Portobello and Macandrew Bay primary schools last week with a fun introduction to their science.
Thursday, 11 October 2018 10:02am
Dietary factors have a far smaller influence on urate levels (a precursor to gout) than previously envisaged, new University of Otago research reveals.
Thursday, 4 October 2018 12:06pm
Three highly-promising University of Otago researchers and another recently departed from the university, have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships worth $3.2 million by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 10:20am
Otago Biochemistry’s Stephanie McGimpsey is heading to Cambridge University thanks to the Woolf Fisher Trust.
Thursday, 27 September 2018 2:30pm
University of Otago scientists have unravelled the 3D structure of two proteins, potentially providing answers as to why some people may be at risk of developing specific cancers.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 2:48pm
University of Otago research leader Professor Richard Blaikie has received almost $1 million in Government funding to develop a cost-effective solution for large-scale production of hydrogen gas, a potential source of energy as an alternative to fossil fuel.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:33am
University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease.
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 12:45pm
Congratulations to all members of the Otago Department of Biochemistry who received awards and prizes at the Queenstown Research Week, and especially Dr Peter Mace for winning this year’s prestigious Thermo Fisher Scientific Award.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 2:23pm
Otago postgraduate Yasmin Nouri has beaten nerves and tough opposition to win the New Zealand Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held at the University of Canterbury last week.
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:08am
Yasmin Nouri in Professor Parry Guilford’s Cancer Genetics Lab in the Otago Department of Biochemistry has won the Master's category of the national 2018 Three Minute Thesis competition.
Monday, 27 August 2018 11:29am
Otago Biochemistry's Professor Peter Dearden enthusiastic supervision style has earned him a place as a finalist in the University’s annual Supervisor of the Year Awards.
Monday, 23 July 2018 11:57am
The Department of Biochemistry and Genetics Otago jointly ran an exhibit at the University of Otago Science Expo during the July school holidays, giving the public a chance to try hands-on techniques that are used by scientists to investigate the molecular details of life.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 3:01pm
Dr Peter Mace and Professor Sally McCormick have each been awarded more than $1M in the latest round of Health Research council funding.
Monday, 18 June 2018 12:44pm
The community in the Te Anau area was treated to a week of scientific insight into water quality recently when Lab in a Box came to town.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 1:28pm
The 2017 He Kitenga featured stories about two Biochemistry professors.
Friday, 8 June 2018 1:41pm
At the end of May we said goodbye and best of luck to Robyn Thomson. For fourteen years Robyn has been the Department's chief front-line person, and we will miss her a great deal.
Friday, 11 May 2018 12:10pm
Three winners of the new Joan Mary Anderson Award in Plant Sciences were announced this week, they are Miriam Hunt, Caitlin Elborough and Caitlin Harris.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 9:21am
A University of Otago expert is part of an international collaboration that has created a new machine learning tool that can detect whether emerging strains of the bacterium Salmonella are more likely to cause life-threatening bloodstream infections rather than only food poisoning.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 11:08am
Plant biology and musical theatre don't appear to have a lot in common, but it turns out Dunedin has provided University of Otago student Jacob Irby with the opportunity to combine his passion for both.
Friday, 27 April 2018 4:01pm
Three biochemistry students share the 2018 Marjorie McCallum MSc scholarships.
Thursday, 26 April 2018 12:36pm
Dr Sarah Diermeier’s enthusiasm for finding out how an unexplored class of molecules influence breast cancer has been backed by the Cancer Society.
Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:36am
Last week a group of Pacific Island children from local intermediate schools were given a taste of biochemistry and genetics as part of Otago University's Intermediate Pacific Science Holiday Programme.
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 1:41pm
A simple blood test could provide a significant step to reducing health inequities for Māori cancer patients.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:04am
A University of Otago biochemistry PhD student is credited with saving lives, thanks to his new research finding a genetic mutation that is linked to high rates of Māori stomach cancer.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 4:40pm
Congratulations to Professor Kurt Krause and Dr Peter Mace for their recently awarded research grants from the Health Research Council and Lottery Health.
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 1:53pm
In a documentary screened last Sunday, the singer Stan Walker shared his roller coaster ride dealing with his family’s legacy of inherited stomach cancer.
Thursday, 15 March 2018 12:20pm
The Department of Biochemistry is fortunate to have three independently-funded postdoctoral fellows starting research early this year.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 1:33pm
Max Wilkinson returned to Dunedin yesterday to give a talk about his exceptional research into the structure of the spliceosome.
Monday, 26 February 2018 12:44pm
Otago Department of Biochemistry research revealing what makes glowworms glow generated wide media interest last week.
Unique chemistry - which one day might help fight serious disease - found in the New Zealand glowworm
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 9:09am
University of Otago researchers have helped uncover how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 9:25am
Research into neurodegenerative disease in the Department of Biochemistry has been boosted recently with funding successes for Dr Stephanie Hughes and the Neurodegenerative and Lysosomal Disease Lab.
Thursday, 8 February 2018 1:33pm
Biochemistry and Plant Biotechnology student Bridget Thomas has won the prestigious Prince of Wales Prize, University of Otago’s premier undergraduate award, awarded to the most outstanding student completing an undergraduate or honours degree.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 12:35pm
The Department of Biochemistry is happy to announce that Nick Tenci, Bridget Thomas, Sarah Trevelyan, and Josiah Doorman have won the 2017 academic prizes.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:19am
Two University of Otago academics have received Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Awards to undertake research in the United States.