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News, events and outreach and Genetics Otago

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08 Nov 2023

Rhodes Scholarship for excellence, leadership and commitment to community

Huge congratulations to Otago graduate Isaac Heron who has been awarded a Rhodes...

17 Nov 2022

17 November 2022 Renowned Dunedin Study wins Rutherford Medal

The University of Otago’s Dunedin Study – touted as the world’s most successful...

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17 Nov 2022

More good news for leading genetics researcher

It’s been a month to remember for Professor Stephen Robertson, from the Dunedin...

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12 Oct 2022

It might not be the Alpine Fault's fault

The first thing people in Ōtepoti Dunedin can do to prepare for an earthquake is...

10 Oct 2022

New Chair appointed to Genetics Mātai Ira Governance Board

Dr Michelle Thunders has been appointed Chair of the Genetics Mātai Ira Governan...

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13 Apr 2022

Alex van der Weerden, on the frontiers of biochemistry research

Scholarship recipient a gifted young researcher who is a part of a team doing 'g...

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06 Apr 2022

Three Otago master's students excited to win annual DOC scholarships

Three of the 10 annual Department of Conservation scholarship recipients are Ota...

08 Mar 2022

Education Resources

Resources for school teachers, including the High School Biology website, Hands-...

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05 Aug 2021

Dr Phil Wilcox receives Genetics Excellence in Education award

Dr Phil Wilcox (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa)...

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29 Jul 2021

Ones to Watch: Te Whetu Aarahi Kerekere

Te Whetu says after looking more closely, she can see how she hasn’t abandoned h...

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14 Jun 2021

Ones to Watch: Sunaina Born

At only 21 Sunaina has a wealth of experience to fuel her passion for her future...

26 Mar 2021

Healthy or Hoax? Home-based Genetic Testing for Health

DNA: Will a DNA-based diet help you fit your jeans?...

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27 Aug 2020

Genetics student named Fulbright scholar  

Genetics Masters student Anežka Hoskin has been named a Fulbright New Zealand sc...

06 Aug 2020

Fulbright honours to eight University of Otago graduates

Eight University of Otago graduates from across the University have been named F...

21 Jun 2019

Major donation supports research into early-stage cancer detection

Major donation supports research into early-stage cancer detection...

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16 Apr 2019

16 April 2019, Discovery of oral cancer biomarkers could save thousands of lives

Discovery of oral cancer biomarkers could save thousands of lives...

22 Feb 2019

Fulbright Award for GO Director

Fulbright Award for GO Director...

23 Jan 2019

Genetic mātauranga returns benefits to community

Aneska Hoskin is working with Māori and New Zealand based Pacific Islanders furt...

16 Oct 2018

Otago researcher takes genomic sequencing to the farm to help transform lives

Otago researcher takes genomic sequencing to the farm to help transform lives...

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16 Jul 2018

New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist  diagnosing rare genetic disorders

New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist diagnosing rare genetic disorders...

16 May 2018

Nominations open for Otago Science Awards

A call is being made to recognise Otago’s science heroes with nominations now op...

08 Nov 2017

DIY DNA school workshops a roaring success

Genetics Otago hosted 300 Year 7&8 students for school workshops...

21 Sep 2017

2018 Zonta Science Award

The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2018 Zonta Scie...

13 Sep 2017

Genetics Stories

Genetics Otago student journeys and Genetics research stories....

07 Sep 2017

New Genetics Otago Director excited by challenge

New Genetics Otago Director excited by challenge...

31 Aug 2017

Science-inspired exhibition impresses

Science-inspired exhibition impresses...

18 Aug 2017

Genomics Aotearoa: a step-change for NZ genomics

About Genomics Aotearoa - New Zealand's new collaborative genomics platform...

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18 Aug 2017

18 August 2017 Otago to lead $35m new advanced genomics platform

18 August 2017 - Otago to lead $35m new advanced genomics platform - Media Relea

21 Jun 2017

Darwinedin: Big Week in NZ's Genetics Capital

Great genetics public events in Dunedin 2-6 July 2017...

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20 Jun 2017

Celebrating 30 years of science outreach at Otago

An article just published in the New Zealand Science Review celebrates 30 years...

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12 May 2017

Māori Division of Sciences graduating students

See a full list of Maori Division of Sciences graduating students, May 2017...


15 Mar 2017

15 March 2017, Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed

The University of Otago has reconfigured the line-up of its flagship research ce...

15 Mar 2017

GSA Conference Hits Dunedin 2-6 July 2017

Details of the GSA Annual Conference with the NZSBMB held in Dunedin, 2-6 July 2...

26 Aug 2016

Otago eDNA Researchers Target New Standard for Measuring Marine Biodiversity

Innovative eDNA research wins University of Otago researchers a Sustainable Seas...

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