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Shape of Sound event to analyse Sheeran songs

Thursday, 29 March 2018 9:35pm

University of Otago staff and students are joining many across Dunedin in “painting the town Ed” this Easter, as British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran comes to the city to perform three concerts.

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Otago-led study shows oxygen loss could be huge issue for oceans

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 3:46pm

A major University of Otago-led study into an ancient climate change event that impacted a significant percentage of Earth’s oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain in global warming: oxygen depletion.

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Unique chemistry - which one day might help fight serious disease - found in the New Zealand glowworm

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 3:26pm

University of Otago researchers have helped uncover how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow.

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Prize-winning Otago scientist credits collaboration with her success

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 9:52pm

Her work may be in nano-scale, but it is certainly making a big impact for Dr Carla Meledandri. The Otago Chemistry lecturer is the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize recipient and was presented with her award today.

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Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 4:36pm

A University of Otago scientist at the forefront of developing applications from tiny science to powering a new technology sector has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.

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Marsden success for Sciences

Monday, 20 November 2017 9:59am

Division of Sciences researchers have gained over $7.2m for 12 world-class research projects as Principal Investigators and a further $6m as Assistant Investigators working in collaboration with researchers both across Otago and in external organisations.

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Otago-developed medical science breakthrough given FDA approval for US

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 3:22pm

An innovative wound-healing gel developed by NZ medical science company Chitogel and involving University of Otago scientists will soon be used to treat sinus patients in the United States following regulatory clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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New spectrometer puts Otago ahead

Monday, 6 November 2017 9:11pm

A new spectrometer, recently purchased by the University’s Department of Chemistry, is allowing Otago researchers to work at the cutting edge of their field.

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Seven-year-old donates savings to Otago cancer research

Friday, 27 October 2017 2:07pm

A seven-year-old girl from the United States has generously donated some of the money she made running a summer cat sitting business to an Otago cancer research group.

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Otago researchers recognised at Research Honours Dinner

Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:15am

The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national awards at the 2017 New Zealand Research Honours Dinner last week.

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Otago researchers’ achievements recognised at 2017 NZ Research Honours Dinner

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 8:39am

The outstanding achievements of three University of Otago researchers were recognised through the bestowing of prestigious national awards at the 2017 New Zealand Research Honours Dinner earlier this week. The trio were among New Zealand researchers to be presented with 21 medals in total at the Royal Society Te Apārangi-hosted event in Auckland.

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US video shines light on Otago research into the mystery of how glowworms glow

Monday, 25 September 2017 5:40pm

Otago Department of Biochemistry glowworm bioluminescence research was recently showcased internationally on a US public radio website.

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2018 Zonta Science Award

Thursday, 21 September 2017 3:04pm

The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2018 Zonta Science Award. Applications must be received by 5 February 2018.

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Challenging the mental health struggle

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:10am

The inaugural Silverline Festival, being held next weekend on 15-16 September, is all about exposing students to ways of wellbeing. The festival will include speakers, all passionate about what they do, and excited to share their knowledge and experiences; one of these being Dr Damian Scarf, Senior Lecturer in Psychology who suffered from severe anxiety throughout undergraduate and into postgraduate study.

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Science I takes shape

Thursday, 7 September 2017 4:19pm

Work is progressing on the final phase of the $56m refurbishment of the University of Otago’s Science I building – the most visible sign is a new pop-out extension from the first and second floors to house offices.