Friday 16 July 2021
HRC funding offers hope for a new vocational rehabilitation therapy for our stroke population. Otago researchers win a Research Activation Grant that will help build Māori and CDHB relationships, possibly leading to a Canterbury health service trial.
Thursday 8 July 2021
Dr Khoon Lim is the recipient of the ABSTE Emerging Investigator Award for 2021.
Wednesday 23 June 2021
MBIE supports talented Early Career Researcher with the award of its Science Whitinga Fellowship.
Wednesday 2 June 2021
Australasian society honours Otago Researcher, Dr Khoon Lim, with Emerging Investigator Award.
Monday 31 May 2021
Better outcomes for women suffering from New Zealand’s most common gynaecological cancer and a bioactive toothpaste that will mean fewer visits to the dentist are just two University of Otago projects funded by the Health Research Council this week.
Tuesday 4 May 2021
The video of Professor Tim Woodfield's Inaugural Professorial Lecture is now available.
Monday 19 April 2021
Top research honour awarded to Professor Tim Woodfield for his research leadership in the University of Otago Christchurch campus.
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Tim Woodfield delivers his inaugural lecture as a newly appointed professor, Wednesday 7 April, 5.50pm, Rolleston Lecture Theatre. This is a FREE event open to the public, but registration is required.
Monday 8 March 2021
The University of Otago’s Dr Khoon Lim and Mr Jeremy Simcock speak on TV’s NewsHub about their innovative fat grafting research, promising another option for reconstructive plastic surgery. Their research proposal recently won a Translational Research Grant and $50,000 funding from the University.
Tuesday 2 March 2021
The International Union Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering honours University of Otago researcher Professor Tim Woodfield.
Monday 14 December 2020
The winning team in this year’s University of Otago Translational Research Grant (TRG) competition has members based in Christchurch and Dunedin.
Tuesday 1 December 2020
A decision was made early to offer the 2020 Bioengineering Showcase as a hybrid-platform event with physical venues in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington, and including virtual participation using Zoom. The current covid-19 situation has invited innovative adaptation from us all!
Monday 30 November 2020
November has been a winning month in the CReaTE research group. Three of the group’s PhD candidates have walked away with prizes from three different research-networking events.
Wednesday 11 November 2020
Associate Professor Deborah Snell elected to Research Committee, encouraging health-related research across the University of Otago, Christchurch.
Tuesday 10 November 2020
Are traumatic brain injuries missed when a person is admitted for acute care with spinal cord injuries? University of Otago’s Associate Professor Deborah Snell is researching this question with the help of Health Research Council funding.
Friday 23 October 2020
University of Otago’s Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson advocates for pain specialists to be provided in all areas of the country – her views feature in RNZ’s news article about the state of the nation’s pain management service.
Monday 19 October 2020
University of Otago’s Dr Khoon Lim talks on RNZ’s Science series about his research into 3D printing of blood vessel architecture – veins, arteries and capillaries – all needed for the healthy functioning of 3D printed organs.
Wednesday 7 October 2020
Professor Tim Woodfield is the first New Zealander to be awarded the ASBTE Award for Research Excellence.
Thursday 1 October 2020
Researchers 3D-printing veins, enhancing sports spectators’ experience through augmented reality, and studying how gut bacteria influences cancer development are among the recipients of this year’s University of Otago Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Thursday 1 October 2020
Newstalk ZB reporter Chris Lynch interviews Dr Khoon Lim about his research into 3D bioprinting of body parts.
Wednesday 22 July 2020
TechWeek NZ goes virtual and features Christchurch Research Fellow, Dr Gabriella Lindberg, discussing the long process involved in taking health technologies to market.
Wednesday 1 July 2020
CReaTE researcher receives a $730k project grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to treat avascularnecrosis using novel hydrogels.
Tuesday 30 June 2020
The University of Otago’s housing and health research programme He Kāinga Oranga will receive just under $5 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to continue research to maximise the health and wellbeing gains from housing.
Tuesday 30 June 2020
University of Otago, Wellington infectious diseases expert Professor Michael Baker has received almost $5 million from the Health Research Council for a programme investigating the connection between infectious diseases and long-term conditions, something he was planning well prior to the outbreak of Covid-19.
Monday 15 June 2020
The research excellence of Professor Tim Woodfield is recognised by the the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE).
Friday 12 June 2020
Three of our completing PhD candidates - Jun Li, Cesar Alcala and Pau Atienza – conduct their end-of-thesis defence under covid-19 restrictions.
Tuesday 18 February 2020
It’s International Women’s Day soon and we’re celebrating!
Tuesday 10 December 2019
Thirty University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Thursday 14 November 2019
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine's most recent Research Meeting starts with a surprise birthday cake for Head of Department, Professor Gary Hooper.
Wednesday 30 October 2019
TV’s Newshub profiles a University of Otago study of cannabis use in people with spinal cord injuries.
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Using cannabis helps people with spinal cord injuries better tolerate almost constant and excruciating pain and participate in community and family life without feeling like ‘zombies’, a new study has found.
Monday 16 September 2019
University of Otago researchers selected to help develop Australasia’s new clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy for people with spinal cord injuries.
Thursday 15 August 2019
Health Sciences Division Travel Award helps doctoral candidate attend TERMIS-AP and ABMC7 conferences in October this year.
Tuesday 13 August 2019
Travel award wins for two PhD candidates help them attend the Queenstown Research Week in September this year.
Wednesday 17 July 2019
Appreciation and awards from the Christchurch Medical Students’ Association for teaching and support delivered by Departmental staff.
Thursday 16 May 2019
An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.
Thursday 6 December 2018
Clinical senior lecturer, Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, discusses the complexities of chronic pain management with Newstalk ZB’s Kate Hawkesby after co-authoring an article published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.
Friday 30 November 2018
Pain is an extremely common condition and increasing in prevalence in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers say.
Thursday 22 November 2018
‘Hip, hip, hooray for clever Otago bioengineering scientists’; the Otago Daily Times profiles Dr Khoon Lim’s research and reports on his prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship award, amounting to NZ$487,549.
Tuesday 13 November 2018
There has been a rise in the number of Division of Health Sciences’ early career researchers being successful in the Marsden Fund round this year, an increase being welcomed by the Division’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Brunton.
Thursday 8 November 2018
University of Otago researchers are celebrating their most successful Marsden Fund round ever, securing $28.5 million (excluding GST) for 41 world-class research projects.
Thursday 8 November 2018
Dr Khoon Lim of the University of Otago is named second place winner of the ISBF Young Investigator Award and honoured at the International Conference on Biofabrication in Wurzburg, Germany.
Thursday 20 September 2018
"Every year around 50 Kiwi kids are diagnosed with Perthes - a condition where insufficient blood supply causes cells in the hip joint to die, damaging movement and causing crippling pain." The NZ Herald reports on David Kieser's research that aims to impact the progression of the disease and help prevent the suffering of chronic pain.
Thursday 13 September 2018
CReaTE's PhD candiate, Cesar Alacala Orozco wins an award from the International Society of Biofabrication, enabling him to attend this year's Biofabrication Conference in Wurzburg, Germany.
Wednesday 5 September 2018
The ANZBMS Annual Scientific Meeting in Queenstown this year was a successful experience for Jun Li. The PhD candidate with the CReaTE Research Group returned from the conference bearing the Roger Melick Young Investigator Award.
Tuesday 28 August 2018
Jessika Wise, PhD candidate, wins the 2018 Rutherford Poster Prize offered by the Health Research Society of Canterbury.
Thursday 1 March 2018
Dr Khoon Lim has been recognised by IOP Publishing for his high quality and timely journal article reviews.
Monday 29 January 2018
Annabelle Greenwood wins an award for best presentation of laboratory-based research in the University of Otago's 2017-18 Christchurch intake of summer students.
Monday 11 December 2017
The Press reporter Will Harvie writes about the future of orthopaedic surgery and 3D bioprinting. He interviews Associate Professor Tim Woodfield of the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group at the University of Otago's Christchurch campus.
Thursday 12 October 2017
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield has developed a 3-day introductory 3D Printing in Medicine course for the local medical community. It will run November 20 to 22 in Christchurch and include talks by international and national experts.
Wednesday 4 October 2017
The Canterbury public enjoyed laboratory tours, a debate on whether we can all live to be 120 years, and the chance to hear about latest health research at Showcase 2017.
Friday 15 September 2017
Christchurch researchers are growing veins in the laboratory as part of a project aiming to create large 3D-printed pieces of bone for use in orthopaedic surgery.
Friday 24 March 2017
University of Otago's Professor Gary Hooper is interviewed by One News in response to a call for a national survey to identify levels of unmet health needs.
Wednesday 21 September 2016
Development of a new bio-ink by the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) research group steps us closer to regenerating human body parts according to Press reporter Cate Broughton.