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The UOC Research Seminar Series is held every Monday at lunchtime during the academic year.

The next UOC Research Seminar

Date Monday 9 November 2020, 12.30pm
Venue Beaven Lecture Theatre and Zoom
Seminar title TBA
Presenter Ms Tamara Glyn
Affiliation Department of Surgery, UOC and General Surgeon, CDHB

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UOC Research Seminar recordings

Ascorbate and the potential for targeted therapy in myeloid leukaemia: From epigenetic mechanisms to clinical trial design

Centre for Free Radical Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Andrew Das presented at the seminar series on Monday 12 October 2020


Presentations from PhD students at the University of Otago, Christchurch

Mark Holdaway from the Christchurch Heart Institute (Medicine) and Jaslyn Kee from the Gene Structure and Function Laboratory (Pathology & Biomedical Science) gave their PhD entrance seminars on Monday 14 September 2020 to a small audience in the Beaven Lecture Theatre. It was also broadcast via Zoom.


Medical nutrition therapy for Crohn’s disease

Dr Catherine Wall from the Department of Medicine UOC presented at the seminar series on 3 August 2020.


Peroxidasin: cross-linking collagen IV and beyond

Dr Bee Bathish from the Centre for Free Radical Research, Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC presented her PhD exit seminar on Monday 27 July 2020. 


Local and systemic effects of adipocyte-secreted factors in breast cancer

Rebekah Crake gave her PhD exit seminar on Monday 20 July 2020. She is based in the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group, Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC.


Harnessing macromolecular chemistry to engineer blood vessels 

Dr Khoon Lim from CReaTE, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, UOC presented at the seminar series on Monday 29 June 2020.


Application of second and third generation sequencing in pharmacogenetics 

Dr Cen Liau from the Gene Structure and Function Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC gave her PhD exit seminar on Monday 22 June 2020.


Ascorbate and monocytes in the context of the tumour microenvironment 

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Abel Ang from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group, Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC presented at the seminar series on Monday 18 May 2020.


Presentations from PhD candidates in Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC

Three PhD candidates from the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC gave 15 minute presentations on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

  • Heather Shearer, Centre for Free Radical Research - Sensitising Streptococcus pneumoniae to neutrophil oxidants
  • Oscar Graham, Gene Structure and Function Laboratory - GBA mutations and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Eve van Leeuwen, Centre for Free Radical Research - Oxidative stress and redox regulation of the blood-brain barrier


FISHing for housekeeping gene changes in Alzheimer's disease

PhD Candidate Blake Highet from the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland spoke at the seminar series on Monday 20 April 2020.


Protein amyloids and cancer

Dr Christoph Goebl from the Centre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC presented our first ever online seminar on Tuesday 14 April 2020.