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22 Dec 2020

2020 Christmas party and art competition

The annual Otago Biochemistry Department Christmas party, this year held in the...

21 Dec 2020

An incredible journey just begun for Cambridge-bound graduate

An incredible journey just begun for Cambridge-bound graduate.

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16 Dec 2020

Kids, peas and elephant toothpaste: biochemistry outreach at primary schools

Students at Maori Hill and Fairfield schools were treated to some bonus biochemi...

15 Dec 2020

Grant awarded for Otago Biochemistry research into breast cancer therapies

Otago Biochemistry’s Dr Anita Dunbier has just been awarded a Cancer Research Tr...

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14 Dec 2020

Iran to Otago – PhD journey traverses academic and personal challenges

Dr Golnoush Madani's achievement to collect her PhD, goes well beyond meeting th...

11 Dec 2020

Why this neuron and not that one?

Dr Indranil Basak (Department of Biochemistry) has secured funding from the Neur...

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04 Dec 2020

Collaboration between NZ and Chinese scientists boosts fight against antibiotic resistance

A New Zealand–Chinese collaboration researching the treatment of bacterial infec...

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27 Nov 2020

Research support prizes for Biochemistry staff

Research support prizes for Biochemistry staff

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19 Nov 2020

Stellar student Jennifer Palmer awarded a Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholarship

Jennifer Palmer has won a prestigious Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial PhD Scholars...

17 Nov 2020

Marsden Fund supports research into how plants make pollen

Dr Lynette Brownfield’s research into how plants make pollen received a boost la...

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17 Nov 2020

Richard Macknight gives Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Richard Macknight gives Inaugural Professorial Lecture

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11 Nov 2020

Samoan researcher awarded grant to share research findings with Pasefika community

Jaye Moors has been working hard to reveal some of the underpinning genetics of...

10 Nov 2020

Otago researchers secure $17.5m in Marsden funding

Otago researchers secure $17.5m in Marsden funding

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05 Nov 2020

Rutherford Discovery award to research resilience in kuku

Dr Nathan Kenny (Ngāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa) is “over the moon” to be coming home to t...

04 Nov 2020

Otago Biochemistry master’s degree presentations 2020

Four Otago Biochemistry students studying for their masters’ degrees presented t...

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02 Nov 2020

Ties between biomedical research and Te Ao Māori strengthened by HRC PhD award

Jordon Lima is a woman on a mission. She has just been awarded a prestigious HRC...

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30 Oct 2020

Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship awarded to Otago Biochemist

Hearty congratulations to Dr Adam Middleton who has won a Sir Charles Hercus Hea...

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29 Oct 2020

Dr Nathan Kenny returns as Rutherford Fellow

Nathan Kenny returns next year to take up a Rutherford Fellowship in the Departm...

21 Oct 2020

Otago researchers help complete world first wasp genome project

In a world first, New Zealand researchers have sequenced the genome of three was...

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20 Oct 2020

Sophie Mathiesen

20Twenties Young Alumni Awards. Sophie Mathiesen, recipient for her contribution...

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01 Oct 2020

Farewell to Professor Tony Merriman

Yesterday Otago Biochemistry marked Professor Tony Merriman's departure from the...

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08 Sep 2020

44th Meeting of the Biochemistry Department Research Society

Last week Otago Biochemistry gathered together to listen to the fourth-year bioc...

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27 Aug 2020

Genetics student named Fulbright scholar  

Genetics Masters student Anežka Hoskin has been named a Fulbright New Zealand sc...

24 Aug 2020

Gene editing in New Zealand: Research with CRISPR-Cas

In this video, three young scientists from the University of Otago’s Department...

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19 Aug 2020

Outstanding Otago Biochemistry student researchers win scholarships

Two students studying at Otago Biochemistry have recently received scholarships...

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13 Aug 2020

Future research in safe hands at Otago Medical School

Future research in safe hands at Otago Medical School

10 Aug 2020

Research team hopes Māori lives will be saved with new testing criteria for stomach cancer

There are likely to be several hundred Māori unaware they are at high risk of an...


29 Jul 2020

Retirement with a twist for extolled Professor

Retirement with a twist for extolled Professor

23 Jul 2020

Welcome for Biochemistry Majors

The Otago Biochemistry Department welcomed students starting their biochemistry...

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08 Jul 2020

Warren Tate becomes Emeritus Professor

Warren Tate becomes Emeritus Professor

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06 Jul 2020

Grant successes strengthen research into neurodegenerative diseases at Otago Biochemistry

Thanks to the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, two new research projects...

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01 Jul 2020

HRC funding to help understand how our cells respond to invasion by viruses

Otago Biochemists Professor Catherine Day and Dr Adam Middleton have secured $1....

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30 Jun 2020

Otago scientists secure more than $26m for health research

Otago scientists secure more than $26m for health research

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08 Jun 2020

Otago Biochemists investigate effects of coronavirus on brain cells

Some sufferers of Covid-19 are reporting symptoms related to the brain and nervo...

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29 May 2020

Health of truck drivers and evening TV binge-watchers under Otago researchers’ spotlight

The health and safety of truck drivers and the impacts of evening television bin...

Dr Megan Leask standing in a corridor in the Otago Department of Biochemistry building.

27 May 2020

Otago Biochemistry Emerging Researcher to investigate genetics of kidney disease and gout specific to Māori and Pacific people

Congratulations to Otago Biochemistry Research Fellow Dr Megan Leask, who has be...

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28 Apr 2020

Tyler McCourt wins the 2020 Joan Mary Anderson Award

2020 Joan Mary Anderson Award winner announced

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06 Apr 2020

Science under lockdown

Despite the lockdown and the scramble to get the Department’s teaching online, O...

25 Mar 2020

Work continues during Covid-19 lockdown!

Lectures will continue online after a one-week break, as Otago Department of Bio...

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18 Mar 2020

Covid-19 contingency planning

Biochemistry Department Covid-19 contingency planning

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13 Mar 2020

More academic achievement awards for Otago Biochemistry students

Congratulations to the Otago Biochemistry students who received scholarships fro...

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09 Mar 2020

Biochemistry’s Associate Professor Stephanie Hughes takes over as Director of the Brain Health Research Centre.

Associate Professor Steph Hughes undertook her first task as the new Director of...


06 Mar 2020

Brain Awareness Week begins

Brain Awareness Week begins

25 Feb 2020

Otago researchers shed light on ‘arms race’ between bacteria and viruses

University of Otago researchers have contributed to an international study which...

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07 Feb 2020

Biochemistry student wins University of Otago’s top undergraduate prize

Jennifer Palmer, Otago Biochemistry’s top 300-level student in 2019, has also be...

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06 Feb 2020

A new professor and two new associate professors at Otago Biochemistry

As of February 1st, three lecturers at Otago Biochemistry have new titles; Richa...

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05 Feb 2020

The changing of the guard: a new Head for Otago Biochemistry

The changing of the guard: a new Head for Otago Biochemistry

28 Jan 2020

Academic awards for 2019 Biochemistry students

The Otago Department of Biochemistry is proud to announce the winners of the 201...

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28 Jan 2020

High school students come face-to-face with Biochemistry

High school students from across New Zealand got to explore their own personal b...

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