Biological sciences shaping tomorrow
Our School of Biomedical Sciences is delivering science that is transforming our world.
Our work is vital to healthcare professions, our productive sector, and to our unique flora and fauna.
Together our staff and students are shaping our futures for Aotearoa, the Pacific, and beyond.
Mā te kimi ka kite, mā te kite ka mōhio, ma te mōhio ka mārama.
Seek and discover, discover and know, know and be enlightened.
01 Feb 2024
Archaeological evidence of seasonal vitamin D deficiency discovered
Rickets ran rife in children following the Industrial Revolution, but University...
23 Jan 2024
Strong links found between Long COVID and ME/CFS: Study
People suffering from Long COVID or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue S...
12 Jan 2024
New Year Honour raises women’s health burden to public consciousness
A pioneering researcher on the ‘hidden burden of women’s health’ is among those...
10 Jan 2024
Bringing an end to the buzz - Should we genetically modify wasps?
Aotearoa’s summertime species is silently and secretly wreaking havoc.
09 Jan 2024
New home base for Hands-On at Otago secondary students
It will be all hands on deck when hundreds of secondary students arrive in Duned...
26 Dec 2023
Could perceived genetic vices actually be virtues?
“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini - I come not with my ow...
13 Dec 2023
Aquablack and alumna leads the field in top-level swimming and Physiology
“I loved the water from day one,” says high performance swimmer and top Physiolo...
28 Nov 2023
Otago part of national research platform
The University of Otago is a key member of a newly developed research platform d...
21 Nov 2023
Celebrating 20 years of Neuroendocrinology Centre
The Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE) will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Sympo...
08 Nov 2023
Rhodes Scholarship for excellence, leadership and commitment to community
Huge congratulations to Otago graduate Isaac Heron who has been awarded a Rhodes...
06 Nov 2023
Discarded teeth offer insight into Victorian-era New Zealand
Four years ago, hundreds of teeth from a past era were uncovered on an Invercarg...
30 Oct 2023
Otago academic elected to TEU Committee
Professor Siân Halcrow, from the Department of Anatomy, has been elected as Te T...