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21 Dec 2022

Record graduation numbers for COVID cohort

Congratulations to all former biochemistry students graduating this month! Tino...

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19 Dec 2022

Transforming cancer treatment

Dr Sarah Diermeier and her laboratory team’s intent is to develop innovative dru...

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16 Dec 2022

Graduate battles wasps and more to gain PhD

Along with nine other graduands from the Department of Biochemistry, Gemma McLau...

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16 Dec 2022

The Diermeier Lab has three PhDs graduating this week!

Dr Sarah Diermeier leads a highly successful group in the Department of Biochemi...


16 Dec 2022

Otago Biochemistry End-of-Year Shindig 2022

Scientists, students and professional staff flocked to Biochemistry’s BIG13 (gro...


12 Dec 2022

2022 BMS Staff End of Year Function and Awards

Staff from across the School of Biomedical Sciences gathered last week to celebr...

28 Nov 2022

Otago researchers set to tackle health issues with Career Development Awards

From a global health crisis to Aotearoa’s health inequity – University of Otago...

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28 Nov 2022

$3.8 million to Otago researchers in Career Development Awards

The Health Research Council has awarded 19 Otago researchers almost $3.8 million...

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24 Nov 2022

Valued Otago biochemist awarded Carl Smith Medal for outstanding research

Associate Professor Peter Mace was officially presented with the University’s Ca...

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15 Nov 2022

Bacterial biofilm therapeutics project wins Marsden Fund support

A project investigating new ways to fight deadly bacterial biofilms has won a Ma...

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14 Nov 2022

2022 MSc Research Presentations

In a series of four lunchtime sessions held over the past few weeks, Otago Bioch...

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26 Oct 2022

Undergrad students inspire future biochemists at high schools

It is not an easy thing to keep a class of high school students quiet and attent...

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18 Oct 2022

Promotion to Professor for statistical genomics specialist

Congratulations to our own Michael Black who this year was promoted to Professor...

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29 Aug 2022

46th Meeting of the Biochemistry Department Research Society

Last week the Department celebrated the hard work of our fourth year students at...

24 Aug 2022

Leading scientist awarded key research honour

Leading structural biologist Associate Professor Peter Mace has been awarded one...

22 Aug 2022

Otago Biochemistry celebrates Pasifika PhD

Over the weekend, the Department of Biochemistry was privileged to celebrate the...

05 Aug 2022

Almost $24 million in HRC funding for School of Biomedical Sciences academics

Ten out of the 22 successful Health Research Council (HRC) grants received by th...

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04 Aug 2022

First opportunity for many Otago Biochemistry postgrad students to share their research

The 2022 School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Symposium was held last week...

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03 Aug 2022

Two Health Sciences Career Development Postdoctoral Fellowships for Biochemistry

Liam Turk and Katerina Achilleos win Health Sciences Career Postdoctoral Fellows...


02 Aug 2022

Trial of world-first gene therapy for Batten disease

A University of Otago researcher is involved in a breakthrough trial which could...

01 Aug 2022

Significant step on path to developing Alzheimer’s therapy

A brain protein with high potential to delay or reverse the onset of Alzheimer’s...

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27 Jul 2022

Thirteen Murphy/Smith scholarships awarded for 2022

Thirteen Murphy/Smith scholarships awarded for 2022.

18 Jul 2022

Funding success for cancer research at Otago Biochemistry

Two HRC grants for Biochemistry in 2022.

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15 Jul 2022

Rhiannon Adams wins Marjorie McCallum MSc scholarship.

Rhiannon Adams wins Marjorie McCallum MSc scholarship.

12 Jul 2022

New research provides insight into Long COVID and ME

Researchers have uncovered how post-viral fatigue syndromes, including Long COVI...

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12 Jul 2022

International students excited to be in Dunedin

A common interest in biomechanics has led one University of Otago PhD candidate...

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21 Jun 2022

Cromwell community supports Otago Biochemistry master’s student

Master’s student Cait MacTaggart has the support of the Rotary and Lions Clubs i...

01 Jun 2022

Division of Health Sciences Accelerator Grants awarded

Division of Health Sciences Accelerator Grants awarded

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23 May 2022

Follow the glow

The fascinating story of Professor Kurt Krause's research career, from fistfight...


20 May 2022

Master's 'challenging and rewarding'

Master's 'challenging and rewarding'


19 May 2022

Engineering led to PhD in biochemistry

Engineering led to PhD in biochemistry


17 May 2022

Biochemistry Graduation function

On Saturday 14th May the Department of Biochemistry celebrated graduation with a...

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16 May 2022

Dunedin kids go Bananas! DNA activity at the museum.

Dunedin children extract DNA from bananas at the museum

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11 May 2022

Research leader pushes nanomedicine hub in NZ

New Zealand should become a nanomedicine production hub, says Dr Sarah Diermeier...

10 May 2022

Scientist and DJ graduates with PhD 

Scientist and DJ graduates with PhD

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02 May 2022

Academic awards for 2021

2021 Otago Biochemistry academic awards announced

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29 Apr 2022

Oliver Newman wins Joan Mary Anderson Award for 2021

Oliver Newman wins Joan Mary Anderson Award 2022

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13 Apr 2022

Alex van der Weerden, on the frontiers of biochemistry research

Scholarship recipient a gifted young researcher who is a part of a team doing 'g...

09 Mar 2022

Answers for families as researchers identify new rare genetic mutation

University of Otago-led research has identified a new rare genetic mutation whic...

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