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Genetics Otago Annual Symposium 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Genetics Otago was proud to present its annual symposium held 28th and 29th of November at the newly refurbished Otago Museum Annex.

Read an overview of the day's talks here written by Dr Megan Wilson.

Download the full programme here.

12 outstanding postgraduate speakers were in the running for two speaker prizes:

Genetics Otago best speaker prize $400. The quality of this year's talks was outstanding and the judges had difficulty deciding so this prize was awarded to two postgraduate speakers:

Sophia Cameron-Christie for her talk, A Unique Family: A rare liver disease become common in a group of New Zealand children;

 Tessa Sanders for her excellent talk on The effects of maternal obesity on the developing arcuate nucleus.

Australia/NZ Society for Cellular & Developmental Biology prize of $200 went to Megan Leask for her talk: The bee all and end all.

Guest speakers:

• Assoc Prof Thomas Buckley (Landcare Research);
• Dr David Bryant (Dept. Maths & Stats);
• Prof Vicky Cameron (Christchurch Heart Institute);
• Prof Neil Gemmell (Dept. Anatomy, AgResearch Chair);
• Fiona Hely (AbacusBio);
• Prof Marek Jindra (Biology Centre, Czech Republic/CSIRO, Australia);
• Assoc Prof Greg Jones (Dept. Anatomy);
• Dr Craig Marshall (Dept. Biochemistry);
• Assoc Prof Tony Merriman (Dept. Biochemistry);
• Dr Amy Osborne (Dept. Biochemistry);
• Dr Anthony Poole (University of Canterbury);
• Assoc Prof Andrew Shelling (University of Auckland);
• Dr Nic Waddell (Centre for Medical Genomics, University of Queensland);
• Dr Megan Wilson (Dept Anatomy).