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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 25 September 2017 5:40pm
Otago Department of Biochemistry glowworm bioluminescence research was recently showcased internationally on a US public radio website.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 3:44pm
Hearing her name announced as winner of the Division of Sciences Supervisor of the Year award was gratifying enough, but then when Dr Tamlin Conner, a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology heard it called again, this time for the ‘OUSA Supervisor of the Year’ award, she was stunned.
“Receiving these two awards mean the world to me,” said Dr Tamlin Conner. “I invest an incredible amount of time and effort into my students, and to receive this recognition gives me the motivation to keep up that investment,” she continued.