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HRC grant awarded to use viral proteins to fight bacteria

Thursday, 25 May 2023 3:25pm

The Health Research Council have just funded a team of Otago Biochemistry researchers to develop a promising new way to treat drug-resistant 'superbugs' by using weapons from the enemies of bacteria in the ‘wild’: naturally-occurring viruses that attack and kill bacteria, known as ‘bacterial eaters’ or bacteriophages.

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May graduation celebrations

Thursday, 18 May 2023 1:28pm

Congratulations to all former Biochemistry students graduating this month! Tino pai rawa atu! The department had an informal graduation event on Saturday morning for graduands and their families.

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Annual Otago Biochemistry academic awards and scholarships announced

Thursday, 11 May 2023 1:55pm

The Otago Department of Biochemistry is proud to announce the winners of the annual student academic awards and scholarships.

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Relationship with orchard anticipated to bear fruit

Thursday, 11 May 2023 10:45am

A group of about 15 Otago Biochemistry Department members and associates ventured out to an isolated apple tree orchard on the side of Mt Cargill a few Saturdays ago.

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Treatment for a rare genetic disease leads to professorial promotion

Friday, 28 April 2023 2:11pm

Congratulations to Otago Biochemistry's Stephanie Hughes who has been promoted to Professor on the back of her career-long devotion to understanding and finding a treatment for Batten disease, a rare, inherited, neurological degenerative disease.

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Molecular magic at Science Wānanga

Tuesday, 4 April 2023 10:17am

Biochemistry staff and students and Rangatahi Māori (Māori youth) from across Ōtepoti Dunedin attended ‘Tuia i Hawaiki, tuia i te Uru - Science Wānanga’ held at the Araiteuru Marae recently.

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

Wednesday, 15 February 2023 10:23am

Professor Peter Dearden started his new job as head of the Department of Biochemistry at the beginning of February. You may already know him through his research into the genetics of insect development, especially bees. But we thought you’d like learn more about our new boss by way of a quick question and answer session...

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High School students explore biochemistry during Hands-On at Otago

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 12:23pm

Dr Ben Peters has been providing visiting high school students with a taster of life in an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory this week.