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NZIBO biology stars of tomorrow visit Otago Biochemistry

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 2:41pm

A select group of New Zealand’s top high school biology students visited Otago Biochemistry recently as part of the New Zealand International Biology Olympiad (NZIBO) training camp.

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Nicholas Madden – singing for royalty is all in a day’s work

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 3:25pm

Singing at royal weddings and funerals is literally all in a day’s work for Otago alumnus Nicholas (Nick) Madden.

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Celebrating our graduate success

Monday, 10 May 2021 1:19pm

Graduates with degrees majoring in Biochemistry or Genetics were invited to a gathering on Saturday to celebrate their achievements.

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Mike Murphy & Rob Smith Postgraduate Scholarships announced.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 9:27am

Ten postgraduate students in the Department of Biochemistry have been awarded the Mike Murphy and Rob Smith Scholarships for 2021.

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2021 Jan Anderson awards announced

Thursday, 29 April 2021 10:48am

Ella Redmond and Nicole Thomson are the joint winners of the 2020 Jean Mary (Jan) Anderson Awards in Plant Science.

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Pacific Island kids explore biochemistry

Thursday, 22 April 2021 2:11pm

This week, a group of Pacific Island children from local intermediate schools visited the Department of Biochemistry as part of Otago University’s Intermediate Pacific Science Holiday Programme.

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Otago Biochemistry PhD student wins Freemasons Scholarship

Monday, 12 April 2021 10:39am

PhD student Megan Taylor has just won the 2021 Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarship for Otago students. This scholarship, worth $10,000, is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and community involvement by Freemasons New Zealand in conjunction with The Freemasons Charity.

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Otago Biochemistry welcomes senior lecturer Louise Bicknell and her research group

Thursday, 1 April 2021 1:18pm

We are delighted to welcome Dr Louise Bicknell to Otago Biochemistry as a senior lecturer. Dr Bicknell studies rare genetic conditions, particularly ones that cause problems in children’s growth and development.

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Obituary: Associate Professor R.T.M. Poulter

Friday, 29 January 2021 2:41pm

Our friend and colleague Associate Professor Russell Poulter died suddenly on 11 January while hiking in the Hooker Valley with his family. Russell was an active and passionate researcher right up to the time of his death - which occurred as he was investigating an interesting flower by the side of the track. He is survived by wife and research partner Dr Margi Butler, their daughter Jane Poulter, and son George Taiaroa.

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2020 Academic awards announced

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 2:45pm

The 2020 Biochemistry academic prizes were awarded to Jennifer Palmer, Tyler McCourt, Gareth Jones, Janneke Zwager, and Maria Larsen.