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Research at the University of Otago, Christchurch

Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo ki Ōtautahi – Rangahau

Research strengths

Centre for Free Radical Research

logo - Centre for Free Radical ResearchThe Centre for Free Radical Research is undertaking a range of research projects related to the causes and consequences of oxidative stress in human disease. They are developing new methods to measure oxidative stress and its impact on cell function, and they are exploring ways to modify these processes for the improved treatment of infectious disease, cancer and neurological disease.

Christchurch Heart Institute

logo - Christchurch Heart InstituteThe institute is a multidisciplinary research unit focusing on neurohumoral factors involved in the regulation of blood pressure and salt/water balance, particularly with respect to their role in the pathophysiology of heart failure.

Christchurch Health and Development Study

We have followed the health, education and life progress of a group of 1,265 children born in the Christchurch (New Zealand) urban region during mid 1977.

Mental Health Clinical Research Unit

Current studies include a psychotherapy treatment trial in depression, a psychotherapy trial in people with bipolar disorder, a comparison of three psychotherapies for binge eating, a social anxiety disorder study and a study on the genetics of depression and personality.

Clinical Pharmacology Research Group

The main research focus for the group is on the clinical application of pharmacology knowledge.

Carney Centre for Pharmacogenomics

logo - Carney Centre for Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes influence a patient's responses to drugs.

Mackenzie Cancer Research Group

We are interested in the pathology of human tumours and in identifying the genetic changes that give rise to cancer.