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Is intermittant fasting for you?

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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

EDOR director Professor Rachael Taylor has been interviewed by RNZ on the use of intermittant fasting.

The Sophia Charter launched to enhance student safety and well-being in North Dunedin

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Thursday, 30 July 2020

A multi-agency agreement, that includes the University of Otago, Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Otago Property Investors Association, the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA), has led to the launch today of The Sophia Charter, designed to enhance the safety and well-being of the student community in North Dunedin.

Retirement with a twist for extolled Professor


Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Not everyone approaches retirement the same way. As Division of Health Sciences Communications Adviser Craig Borley discovers, for newly appointed Emeritus Professor Warren Tate, retirement is a term that speaks more about gradual change than an abrupt cessation of work.

Welcome for Biochemistry Majors

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Thursday, 23 July 2020

The Otago Biochemistry Department welcomed students starting their biochemistry journey this week with an informal lunchtime function in the newly refitted department seminar room.

Virtual Open Day a first for Otago

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

For the first time the University of Otago is holding a Virtual Open Day for prospective students and their families to explore everything Otago has on offer, from home.

Warren Tate becomes Emeritus Professor

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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The 1st of July 2020 marked a significant milestone in the career of Warren Tate as he took up his new position in the Department, as Emeritus Professor.

Pain@Otago 2019 Research Prizes

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Pain@Otago is happy to announce the recipients of its 2019 research awards and would like to thank everyone for the standard of applications and congratulate the awardees.

Grant successes strengthen research into neurodegenerative diseases at Otago Biochemistry

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Monday, 6 July 2020

Thanks to the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand, two new research projects investigating neurodegenerative diseases will go ahead this year in the Neurodegenerative and Lysosomal disease laboratory at Otago Biochemistry.

HRC funding to help understand how our cells respond to invasion by viruses

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Otago Biochemists Professor Catherine Day and Dr Adam Middleton have secured $1.2 million for a new research project looking into the details of how we defend ourselves against invading viruses.

Otago scientists secure more than $26m for health research

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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

University of Otago, Wellington infectious diseases expert Professor Michael Baker has received almost $5 million from the Health Research Council for a programme investigating the connection between infectious diseases and long-term conditions, something he was planning well prior to the outbreak of Covid-19.

COVID vaccine role for Christchurch Dean


Tuesday, 23 June 2020

University of Otago, Christchurch Dean and infectious disease expert Professor David Murdoch has been asked to formally support the Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine development effort.