The UOC Research Seminar Series is held every Thursday morning from 11:00am during the academic year.
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The next UOC Research Seminar
The seminar series will resume in mid-February 2022.
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UOC Research Seminar recordings
When we have permission from the presenter(s), we are recording their seminar so those unable to attend can access them. All available recordings are listed here:
2021 Winterbourn Lecture: How do we become allergic?
Dr Franca Ronchese from the Immune Cell Biology Group at the Malaghan Institute for Medical Research gave the 2021 Winterbourn Lecture on 11 November at the Rolleston Lecture Theatre.
EDGIng towards understanding the genetics of eating disorders
Professor Martin Kennedy, Director of the Gene Structure and Function Laboratory at Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC presented on 28 October 2021.
Mate Pukupuku: He aha ō whakaaro? Cancer: What do you think is important for us to research?
Associate Professor Gabi Dachs from the Mackenzie Cancer Research Group, Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC presented at the seminar series on 23 September 2021.
PhD student presentations from Pathology and Biomedical Science UOC
On Thursday 16 September 2021, three students from the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science gave their PhD entrance seminars at the UOC Research Seminar Series.
- Tess Featherston (CFRR) - Exploiting oxidative stress in the treatment of metastatic melanoma
- Eleanor Burgess (MCRG) - The role of ascorbate in gliomas
- Grace Borichevsky (CFRR) - The role of myeloperoxidase in inflammatory bowel disease as a biomarker and an agent of intestinal damage
Endometrial cancer in our young wahine
Dr Bryony Simcock from Gynaecology, Christchurch Women's Hospital, CDHB gave a virtual presentation on Thursday 9 September 2021.
Non-autologous mesenchymal stem cells for endochondral bone regeneration
Dr Alessia Longoni gave a virtual presentation via Zoom on Thursday 2 September 2021. Dr Longoni recently joined the UOC campus with the CReaTE group in the Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
The abnormal physiological response to exercise in people with ME/CFS
Dr Lynette Hodges from the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition at Massey University presented via Zoom on Thursday 26 August 2021.
“What’s in a name? The Non-haem Fe(II) 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases
Professor Margreet Vissers presented at the UOC Research Seminar Series on 12 August 2021. Margreet is based in the Centre for Free Radical Research, Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC.
The Southern BioNMR Centre: Establishing a new resource for measuring metabolites
Research Fellow Dr Christoph Goebl from the Centre for Free Radical Research, Pathology and Biomedical Science presented on Thursday 5 August 2021
Leprosy: the forgotten disease in the Pacific – progress on elimination
The Infection Group's Professor Steve Chambers was the seminar presenter on Thursday 29 July 2021.
Using non-coding RNAs and proteins to predict acute kidney injury in acute decompensated heart failure
PhD candidate Evie Templeton from the Christchurch Heart Institute, Department of Medicine, UOC presented her exit seminar on Thursday 22 July 2021.
Net Carbon Zero: challenges and opportunities
Craig Cliff was recently appointed as the Net Carbon Zero Programme Manager at the University of Otago's Sustainability Office. He presented at the UOC Research Seminar on 15 July 2021.
Presentations from PhD candidates at the UOC
Three PhD candidates from the University of Otago, Christchurch campus gave their 1 year entrance seminars on Thursday 8 July 2021:
- Rebecca Lee (New Zealand Brain Research Institute) - CHDS MRI Study: Initial results
- Hadley Northcott (Mackenzie Cancer Research Group) - Developing new tools for variant classification in breast cancer susceptibility genes
- Zhixing Zhu (Inflammation Research Group - Substance P is involved in sepsis-induced liver injury via increasing the expressions of pro-inflammatory mediators
Nutrition in medicine: to C or not to C (what the clinical trials are telling us)
Members of the Nutrition in Medicine Group - Associate Professor Anitra Carr, Dr Patrice Rosengrave and Dr Emma Spencer - presented at the UOC Research Seminar Series on 27 May 2021.
Presentations from PhD candidates at the UOC
Three PhD candidates presented at the seminar series on Thursday 15 April 2021: Hamish Farquhar (Medicine) presented on rheumatoid interstitial lung disease in Canterbury; Xihua Lian (Pathology and Biomedical Science) discussed the application of MARS spectral CT in diagnosing invasive aspergillosis in mice; and Cassie Stylianou (Pathology and Biomedical Science) presented on rare copy number variants and endometrial cancer risk.
Environmental Monitoring Using eDNA
Dr Lara Urban from the Gemmell Laboratory, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago presented via Zoom on Thursday 8 April 2021.
RNA sequencing of non-coding RNAs in ischaemic heart disease
PhD candidate Zoe Ward from the Christchurch Heart Institute, Department of Medicine, UOC gave her exit seminar on Thursday 18 March 2021.
Decoding GWAS loci and translating the variome of the Pacific
Dr Megan Leask from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago presented on Thursday 4 March 2021.
2020 UOC Research Seminar recordings
- Dr Tamara Glyn, IBD associate neoplasia (9 November)
- Dr Andrew Das, Ascorbate and the potential for targeted therapy in myeloid leukaemia: From epigenetic mechanisms to clinical trial design (12 October)
- Presentations from PhD candidates at UOC - Mark Holdaway and Jaslyn Kee (14 September)
- Dr Catherine Wall, Medical nutrition therapy for Crohn’s disease (3 August)
- Dr Bee Bathish, Peroxidasin: cross-linking collagen IV and beyond (27 July)
- Dr Rebekah Crake, Local and systemic effects of adipocyte-secreted factors in breast cancer (20 July)
- Dr Khoon Lim, Harnessing macromolecular chemistry to engineer blood vessels (29 June)
- Dr Cen Liau, Application of second and third generation sequencing in pharmacogenetics (22 June)
- Dr Abel Ang, Ascorbate and monocytes in the context of the tumour microenvironment (18 May)
- Presentations from PhD candidates in Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC - Heather Shearer, Oscar Graham and Eve van Leeuwen (28 April)
- Blake Highet, FISHing for housekeeping gene changes in Alzheimer's disease (20 April)
- Dr Christoph Goebl, Protein amyloids and cancer (14 April)