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18 Dec 2023

Otago Biochemistry graduations December 2023

Congratulations to all students graduating this month, especially those who have...

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05 Dec 2023

Professor awarded Emeritus title after lifetime fighting pathogens

Professor Iain Lamont is more than deserving of the Emeritus title. The world-le...

Iain Lamont, Alan Carne and Sigurd Wilbanks.

04 Dec 2023

Farewell to stalwarts of the Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry marked the end of an era recently, holding a fare...

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28 Nov 2023

Otago part of national research platform

The University of Otago is a key member of a newly developed research platform d...

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21 Nov 2023

Otago scoops $3.5m in Career Development Awards

The Health Research Council has awarded 20 Otago researchers more than $3.5 mill...

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14 Nov 2023

MSc research presentations 2023

Over three recent lunchtime sessions, our master’s students have been telling th...

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10 Nov 2023

Marsden funding to reveal molecular details of human biology

Two research leaders based in the Department of Biochemistry have been awarded p...

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09 Oct 2023

Hard graft: Otago Biochemistry hosts tree grafting workshop

A group of plant enthusiasts, including Otago biochemists, had an amazing opport...

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29 Sep 2023

$1.1m for Otago researchers

Otago researchers will be getting to the heart of one of New Zealand’s biggest h...

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27 Sep 2023

300-level students practise sci-comm skills

Communicating science is an essential skill that all students looking at a caree...

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19 Sep 2023

More than $32 million MBIE research funding for Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $32 million in the l...

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29 Aug 2023

Saving species from extinction

High-quality sequencing of nearly the entire kākāpō population, funded through a...

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29 Aug 2023

From Chile to New Zealand and beyond, doing science from a wheelchair

Originally from Chile, Karla Araya-Castro is a biotechnologist and visiting post...


06 Jul 2023

Funding boost to find out how colour protects sea stars from heat and UV

Dr Nathan Kenny and his collaborators have been awarded a Catalyst Seeding grant...


06 Jul 2023

HRC funding success to develop new tuberculosis treatment

Congratulations to Otago Biochemist Professor Kurt Krause and his team of resear...

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04 Jul 2023

2023 International Science Festival Expo Weekend

As part of the International Science Festival, the University of Otago puts on a...

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07 Jun 2023

Diermeier Lab students awarded Māori and Neurological Foundation scholarships

Congratulations to Kiri Burich and Amy Bennie - students of the Diermeier Lab wh...


25 May 2023

HRC grant awarded to use viral proteins to fight bacteria

The Health Research Council have just funded a team of Otago Biochemistry resear...


18 May 2023

May graduation celebrations

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

11 May 2023

Annual Otago Biochemistry academic awards and scholarships announced

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

11 May 2023

Relationship with orchard anticipated to bear fruit

A group of about 15 Otago Biochemistry Department members and associates venture...

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28 Apr 2023

Treatment for a rare genetic disease leads to professorial promotion

Congratulations to Otago Biochemistry's Stephanie Hughes who has been promoted t...

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04 Apr 2023

Molecular magic at Science Wānanga

‘Tuia i Hawaiki, tuia i te Uru - Science Wānanga’ was held at the Araiteuru Mara...

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15 Feb 2023

Genetics, embryos and an axolotl called Sir Axolot: Meet Otago Biochemistry’s new HOD

Professor Peter Dearden started his new job as head of the Department of Biochem...


18 Jan 2023

High School students explore biochemistry during Hands-On at Otago

Dr Ben Peters has been providing visiting high school students with a taster of...

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