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Wednesday 10 June 2015 10:53am

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of Professor Jules Kieser, founding Director of the Sir John Walsh Research Institute. Jules contributed much to many aspects of research, teaching and service in the SJWRI and the Faculty of Dentistry, and continues to be very much missed. Our thoughts are with Glynny and the Kieser family at this time.

David and Jules Kieser
Professor Jules Kieser, with son David on the award of his PhD in forensic biology, 2012

To honour Jules, the University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry and Sir John Walsh Research Institute have established the Jules Kieser Memorial Trust. The Trust will be used to provide an enduring tribute to his memory, by supporting PhD student research projects and providing for two undergraduate research prizes in Jules' areas of research excellence, one in oral biology and one in forensic biology.

For more information on the trust, or to donate, please visit

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