The University of Otago is home to an amazing community of geneticists, and facilities for genetics and genomics research and teaching. Over 300 genetics researchers unite under the Genetics Otago Research Centre. The Genetics Teaching Programme, Genetics Mātai Ira, immerses students in the full spectrum of genetics expertise by bringing together the best teachers from several departments.
Otago's Genetics degrees propel students into fulfilling, world-class careers. Our international and national networks open up tremendous opportunities for our graduates and postgraduates. Many gain international recognition and high impact opportunities in academia, practice and business.
Genetics Otago and the Genetics Teaching Programme work together to enthusiastically bring science to the community, especially young scientists. Our researchers bring their expertise and passion to many community and industry initiatives.
We aim to help New Zealanders understand and benefit from genetics research and innovation.
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