University of Otago researchers are the recipients of an inaugural Marsden Fund Council Award worth $3 million to investigate genetic predisposition to metabolic diseases like diabetes and gout among Pacific people.
The Health Research Council has awarded 23 University of Otago researchers $3.8 million in Career Development Awards.
Staff and students participated in the fifth annual symposium for the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science last week.
Three Pathology and Biomedical Science research fellows have been awarded 2019 Major Project funding grants from the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF).
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.
Robotic spiders and endometrial cancer – two very different topics, but two very happy graduate students.
A record number of Christchurch staff were presented with the campus' highest award for research excellence at this year's celebration of campus success and spirit.
University of Otago, Christchurch researchers played a key role in new global research showing the causes of the eating disorder anorexia are likely metabolic as well as psychological.
The University of Otago, Christchurch recently opened its doors to more than 200 Canterbury secondary school students to showcase the campus and options for a career in health science.
Associate Professor Logan Walker from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group has received HRC project funding to investigate the impact of germline copy number varation on endometrial cancer risk.
New Zealanders played crucial roles in a global pneumonia study pinpointing the deadliest forms of viruses and bacteria, and identifying one vaccine that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies and young children.
The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaires' disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported.
Senior Research Fellow Dr Nina Dickerhof from the Centre for Free Radical Research has received a notable entry placing in the 2019 Otago Bulletin Page Photo Competition.
Christchurch breast cancer researcher Dr Vanessa Lattimore will represent New Zealand at the taekwondo World Championships in Manchester this May.
Client Services Administrator Fran Cox was the recipient of the University of Otago Operations Staff Excellence Award for January 2019.
Three senior staff members from the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science presented at the Vitamin C 2019 Symposium in Auckland last week.
The Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch, has become a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology – only the fourth New Zealander to receive the honour. The Academy is the leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology, the world's oldest and largest life science organisation.
Summer student Heath Ryburn was awarded the Best Laboratory Presentation at the UOC Summer Studentship Final Presentations last week for his project on mycobacterial resistance to neutrophil oxidants.