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Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:49pm
Last week Otago Biochemistry gathered together to listen to the fourth-year biochemistry students presenting work from their first year at the coal-face of biomedical research.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 1:34pm
Genetics Masters student Anežka Hoskin has been named a Fulbright New Zealand scholar and will start her PhD in genetics at Stanford University in September next year.
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:39pm
Two students studying at Otago Biochemistry have recently received scholarships to support their postgraduate research – one can now pursue a PhD in the USA, and the other will be supported while they add a year of research to their medical education.
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:00am
A group of Otago Medical School student researchers were awarded scholarships this week, showing there’s a bright future for medical research in New Zealand.
Monday, 10 August 2020 11:01am
There are likely to be several hundred Māori unaware they are at high risk of an inherited form of stomach cancer and a New Zealand research team is hopeful updated international clinical practice guidelines they helped develop will encourage these people to be tested.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:19am
Not everyone approaches retirement the same way. As Division of Health Sciences Communications Adviser Craig Borley discovers, for newly appointed Emeritus Professor Warren Tate, retirement is a term that speaks more about gradual change than an abrupt cessation of work.
Thursday, 23 July 2020 12:12pm
The Otago Biochemistry Department welcomed students starting their biochemistry journey this week with an informal lunchtime function in the newly refitted department seminar room.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 10:49am
The 1st of July 2020 marked a significant milestone in the career of Warren Tate as he took up his new position in the Department, as Emeritus Professor.
Monday, 6 July 2020 3:04pm
Thanks to the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, two new research projects investigating neurodegenerative diseases will go ahead this year in the Neurodegenerative and Lysosomal disease laboratory at Otago Biochemistry.
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 10:16am
Otago Biochemists Professor Catherine Day and Dr Adam Middleton have secured $1.2 million for a new research project looking into the details of how we defend ourselves against invading viruses.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 2:21pm
University of Otago, Wellington infectious diseases expert Professor Michael Baker has received almost $5 million from the Health Research Council for a programme investigating the connection between infectious diseases and long-term conditions, something he was planning well prior to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Monday, 8 June 2020 12:20pm
Some sufferers of Covid-19 are reporting symptoms related to the brain and nervous system, such as dizziness, headache, seizures, and risk of stroke; this phenomenon has motivated a trio of scientists here at Otago to investigate further.
Friday, 29 May 2020 10:58am
The health and safety of truck drivers and the impacts of evening television binge-watching will come under the spotlight in new University of Otago research being funded by the Health Research Council.
Otago Biochemistry Emerging Researcher to investigate genetics of kidney disease and gout specific to Māori and Pacific people
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:09am
Congratulations to Otago Biochemistry Research Fellow Dr Megan Leask, who has been awarded an HRC Emerging Research First Grant to investigate genes associated with chronic kidney disease and gout in Māori and Pacific people.
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 11:06am
Otago Biochemistry MSc student Tyler McCourt has been awarded the 2020 Joan Mary Anderson Award in Plant science.
Monday, 6 April 2020 11:21am
Despite the lockdown and the scramble to get the Department’s teaching online, Otago Biochemistry research teams are continuing their science…
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:03am
Lectures will continue online after a one-week break, as Otago Department of Biochemistry staff work from home during the Level 4 Covid-19 alert.
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12:06pm
The Department of Biochemistry is busy planning for teaching to continue during any disruption of the university due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Friday, 13 March 2020 12:50pm
Congratulations to the Otago Biochemistry students who received scholarships from outside the Department in recognition of their academic achievements as undergraduates last year.
Biochemistry’s Associate Professor Stephanie Hughes takes over as Director of the Brain Health Research Centre.
Monday, 9 March 2020 1:14pm
Associate Professor Steph Hughes undertook her first task as the new Director of the Brain Health Research Centre last week: chairing the Centre's launch of 2020’s Brain Awareness Week.
Friday, 6 March 2020 12:24pm
Brain Awareness Week starts this weekend. Otago’s very own Brain Health Research Centre brings research together from across departments, and during Brain Awareness Week there are many opportunities to get involved and learn more.
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:41am
University of Otago researchers have contributed to an international study which helps improve the understanding of bacteria and viruses.
Friday, 7 February 2020 12:23pm
Jennifer Palmer, Otago Biochemistry’s top 300-level student in 2019, has also been awarded the prestigious Prince of Wales Prize.
Thursday, 6 February 2020 12:06pm
As of February 1st, three lecturers at Otago Biochemistry have new titles; Richard Macknight is now a professor, and Peter Mace and Paul Gardner are now associate professors.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:26am
Another chapter in the history of the Department of Biochemistry has passed, with its leadership handed over at a special dinner last Friday at Plato Restaurant.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 1:15pm
The Otago Department of Biochemistry is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 student academic awards: Jennifer Palmer (300-level Edson Prize), Helena Cooper (400-level Edson Prize), Sarah Robinson and Jasper Struwig (joint winners, Petersen Prize), Shannon White (Mervyn Smith Prize).
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 2:08pm
High school students from across New Zealand got to explore their own personal biochemistry last week, when they visited the Department and sampled life at Otago University.