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UOC Research Seminar Series

The UOC Research Seminar Series is held every Thursday morning from 11:00am during the academic year.

The next UOC Research Seminar

Date Thursday 23 September 2021
Venue Beaven Lecture Theatre (reserved seating only) and Zoom 
Seminar title Mate Pukupuku: He aha ō whakaaro? Cancer: What do you think is important for us to research?
PresenterAssociate Professor Gabi Dachs
Affiliation Mackenzie Cancer Research Group, Pathology and Biomedical Science, UOC

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Seminar notices and reminders are emailed weekly. If you would like to receive these seminar notifications, contact:

Alice Milnes
Email alice.milnes@otago.ac.nz

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:

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