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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.