Friday, 4 September 2020 9:37am
Dr Louise Bicknell has been named joint winner of the 2020 University of Otago Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:00am
A group of Otago Medical School student researchers were awarded scholarships this week, showing there’s a bright future for medical research in New Zealand.
Friday, 29 May 2020 10:58am
The health and safety of truck drivers and the impacts of evening television binge-watching will come under the spotlight in new University of Otago research being funded by the Health Research Council.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 4:51pm
Thirty University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 9:42am
University of Otago researchers are the recipients of an inaugural Marsden Fund Council Award worth $3 million to investigate genetic predisposition to metabolic diseases like diabetes and gout among Pacific people.
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 9:50am
One is something that has ensured we survive, the other is something we fear could kill us. Yet University of Otago researcher Dr Erin Macaulay is combining the two into compelling research.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 9:58am
Six researchers whose work covers everything from ancient dolphin teeth to the management of obesity have been recognised by the University of Otago.
Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:47am
Dunedin neuroscientist and physiologist Dr Karl Iremonger has been awarded the 2019 Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.
Friday, 9 August 2019 11:39am
New University of Otago research into tell-tale markers of cancer cells could help doctors identify whether the cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:33am
Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that.
Monday, 4 March 2019 9:47am
The University of Otago and K9 Medical Detection NZ are working together to investigate using dogs as a diagnostic tool to sniff out prostate cancer.
Friday, 22 February 2019 1:43pm
The Director of Genetics Otago (GO), Associate Professor Julia Horsfield, says she is excited and honoured to win a scholarship from Fulbright New Zealand.
Thursday, 6 December 2018 9:11am
University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates – great apes and humans – apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 1:15pm
The CSDG went to Glenfalloch for lunch to celebrate nearing the end of another successful year of exciting research.
Monday, 1 October 2018 2:15pm
The Chromosome Structure and Development Group team "Blood, Sweat and Stairs" raised $1418 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ at the Stadium Climb in Dunedin on September 16.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:33am
University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease.
Thursday, 23 August 2018 2:15pm
Check out our first manuscript on decoding genetics to understand gout and kidney disease. There are dozens of regions in the human genome with signals of association with serum urate levels and gout, and kidney function. The new scientific challenge is converting these signals into functional insights.
Thursday, 23 August 2018 2:15pm
PhD student Sarada Ketharnathan runner up for Otago Medical School Research Society speaker awards
Thursday, 2 August 2018 12:35pm
An exceptionally creative (and slightly disgusting) cake has won the University’s inaugural Bake Your Thesis competition, held in the Law Faculty common room yesterday afternoon as part of the annual Otago Graduate Research Festival.
Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:07pm
Breast cancer accounts for more than 600 deaths in New Zealand annually, primarily due to the spread of cancer to distant organs, and Heather Cunliffe is doing all she can to help remedy this.
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 9:33am
A University of Otago researcher has been awarded $133,263 to investigate opportunities to halt the spread of cancer in women suffering breast cancer, thereby improving patient survival.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018 7:44am
A world-first discovery by University of Otago scientists may change the way children suffering from a rare form of kidney cancer are treated.
Friday, 29 June 2018 2:15pm
University of Otago research provides insights into an underlying mechanism that could explain why new cancer therapies to help treat metastatic melanoma do not always work on patients, paving the way for predicting which patients will benefit from certain drugs.
Monday, 18 June 2018 1:21pm
Dunedin School of Medicine warmly congratulates our outstanding researchers on their HRC funding success
Thursday, 7 June 2018 1:40pm
Otago researchers and clinicians are helping lead development of a cervical cancer prevention programme in the Pacific, aimed at saving lives.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 1:52pm
Otago Medical School graduates undertook their oath on 9 December 2017 as part of their graduation ceremonies.
Friday, 3 November 2017 10:04am
University of Otago researchers have gained around $24m for 33 world-class research projects in the latest Marsden Fund annual round – the University’s most successful round ever.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 3:22pm
DSM warmly congratulates recipients of Dean's Bequest Round 2018
Monday, 30 October 2017 8:22am
Joint research by the University of Otago and University of Canterbury has revealed that male salmon can adjust their sperm’s swimming speed if competing with a rival to reproduce.
Friday, 13 October 2017 12:00am
Congratulations to our winners at the Health Research Excellence Awards 2016
Two highly promising scientists receive prestigious Rutherford Discovery fellowships at Otago University
Thursday, 5 October 2017 12:31pm
University of Otago-based up-and-coming scientists Drs Aniruddha Chatterjee (Pathology, Dunedin) and Alex Gavryushkin (Computer Science) are among the latest recipients of the prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.
Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:01pm
Seeing their research interpreted by artists has given researchers in the University’s Genetics Otago Research Centre a new way to view their own work.
Thursday, 30 March 2017 3:51pm
Professor Madhav Bhatia delivered an invited keynote lecture at the Second World Congress & Expo on Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Systems (Pharmaceutics-2017) in Kuala Lumpur this week.
Thursday, 9 March 2017 1:57pm
University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6m in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.
Friday, 17 February 2017 9:19am
Taking vitamin D supplements can lower your risk of acute respiratory infections such as influenza or the common cold, latest research shows.
Friday, 27 January 2017 2:24pm
Mackenzie Cancer Research Group Summer Student Linda Buss has been awarded the UOC Best Laboratory Project Prize for 2016-17.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:25pm
Latest University of Otago research is shedding new light on why and how cancer cells spread from primary tumours to other parts of the body. This phenomenon – known as metastasis – causes about 90 per cent of all cancer deaths.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:27am
University of Otago and University of Auckland researchers are collaborating to gain new insights into the very beginnings of life, following the recent awarding of a major Marsden Fund grant.
Thursday, 3 November 2016 3:24pm
EDOR member Professor Tony Merriman is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Monday, 31 October 2016 3:55pm
Professor Madhav Bhatia has received a Royal Society of New Zealand’s Catalyst: Leaders New Zealand-China Scientist Exchange Programme Award.
Friday, 28 October 2016 4:16pm
Inflammation Research Group leader Professor Madhav Bhatia was invited to deliver a lecture at the Twelfth International Symposium on Respiratory Diseases jointly with American Thoracic Society in Shanghai, China this month.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 4:06pm
Professor Madhav Bhatia was invited as an honourable guest to the World Congress and Expo on Immunology (Immunology Congress-2016) in Dubai.
Friday, 7 October 2016 9:55am
University of Otago researchers have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts’ immune systems.
Friday, 9 September 2016 9:37am
Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at the New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards Night, which recognises outstanding contributions by members of the country’s science community.
Friday, 9 September 2016 9:23am
Two current and one former University of Otago staff members received medals at last night’s New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards function, which recognises outstanding contributions by members of the country’s science community.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 8:09am
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Dr Margaret Currie who was one of the seven recipients of Canterbury Medical Research Foundation grants in the latest funding round.
Friday, 22 July 2016 11:33am
The Mackenzie Cancer Research Group showcased some of their research at an information evening hosted the Cancer Society at the St Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel on the 20 July 2017.
Friday, 10 June 2016 4:36pm
Six up-and-coming University of Otago staff have been announced as this year’s recipients of Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Monday, 16 May 2016 12:42pm
South Islanders’ melanomas are significantly more likely than those of North Islanders to carry a gene mutation that has implications for mutation-targeted drug therapies and for patient outcomes, new University of Otago-led research suggests.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 8:58pm
Health Research Council ‘Emerging Researcher First Grants’ have been won by two up-and-coming University of Otago, Christchurch researchers.
Thursday, 14 April 2016 8:10am
Dr Logan Walker gave a public lecture discussing a number of cancer myths, answering questions such as 'will eating cake give me cancer?'
Monday, 18 January 2016 2:08pm
Dr Logan Walker featured in an item about access to genetic testing on TVNZ's One News on Sunday 17 January 2016.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015 12:22pm
A University of Otago brain cancer researcher has gained a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus fellowship in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) latest Career Development Awards.
Monday, 16 November 2015 1:25pm
The Department of Pathology warmly congratulates Melanie grant on her AMP Scholarship success
Friday, 16 October 2015 9:38am
University of Otago researchers working with zebrafish have published a study providing new insights into the causes of the congenital heart defects associated with a rare developmental disorder.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 9:54am
A Christchurch scientist working to determine whether high dose vitamin C is a viable cancer therapy has won funding to explore its effect on breast tumours.
Thursday, 17 September 2015 9:43am
Two University of Otago health sciences researchers have gained prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand fellowships, it was announced today.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 9:07am
Triple success for the Department of Pathology
Thursday, 3 September 2015 9:13am
Five innovative University of Otago-led research programmes are being backed with $5.7M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:24am
In a landmark study, University of Otago researchers have found that human papilloma virus (HPV) can infect the placenta and is linked to several pregnancy complications, including the potentially fatal disorder pre-eclampsia.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 9:20am
The outstanding contributions of five up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 7:57pm
Twenty years ago the University of Otago took a gamble on a young medical researcher. This week that researcher was given the Dunedin School of Medicine Dean’s Medal for Research Excellence at a ceremony at the Museum’s Hutton Theatre.
Monday, 13 April 2015 7:57am
A University of Otago pathology researcher has gained a Health Research Council Explorer Grant to identify new drug targets to combat gout, a severely painful and debilitating condition caused by high blood levels of uric acid.
Monday, 23 March 2015 10:49am
University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC), researchers will today launch the New Zealand arm of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).
Wednesday, 1 October 2014 10:49am
Two talented early to mid-career scientists will return to the University of Otago after gaining highly sought-after Rutherford Discovery Fellowships, which are valued at up to $800,000 each over five years.
Tuesday, 3 June 2014 8:07am
Two leading Australian pathology researchers are in Dunedin to deliver public lectures as part of the inaugural Colin Geary Professorial Lecture Series.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 9:19am
Janine Neill and Justine Farquar today participated in the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand's Shave for a Cure fundraiser.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:47pm
Dunedin School of Medicine researchers have gained over NZ$500,000 in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.
Monday, 27 January 2014 4:46pm
Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award winner Dr Sarah Young is keen to make use of the travelling opportunity the award brings.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013 10:06am
Smoking while pregnant causes severe DNA damage to cells in the placenta and significantly impairs its function, new University of Otago research suggests.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 3:43pm
Professor Antony Braithwaite is among the 13 leading New Zealand researchers and scholars who are newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Monday, 13 May 2013 10:26am
A leading University of Otago researcher has gained Health Research Council (HRC) funding to investigate a new way to measure the aggressiveness of cancer cells using circular polarised light.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012 2:16pm
Three University of Otago scientists have received nearly $300,000 of funding to support their world-class brain-related research in the latest Neurological Foundation grant round.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012 10:00am
Research into the benefits of vitamin D is a burgeoning area.
Friday, 27 May 2011 10:36am
University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers have found that a natural fruit source of vitamin C – kiwifruit – is vastly superior to a purified supplement form.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:18am
University of Otago researchers have uncovered further evidence that PAX genes − members of a small family of genes that play important roles in embryonic development – also allow cancer cells to grow and divide in adult tissue.
Monday, 19 July 2010 9:21am
New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, shows that vitamin C can help curb the growth of cancer cells.
Monday, 31 May 2010 2:05pm
The largest ever clinical trial into new treatments for prostate cancer, which kills about 600 men annually in this country, has received another significant funding grant from the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
Friday, 16 April 2010 2:57pm
The KD Kirkby Trust, which is a long time benefactor of Cure Kids, has made a $45,000 grant to provide vital equipment for a world class zebrafish facility at the University of Otago, taking its support for medical research to almost $150,000.
Thursday, 17 September 2009 3:40pm
Otago scientists have gained $730,160 to support two international health research collaborations involving new approaches towards drug discovery in HIV-1, genetic diseases and melanoma.