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University of Otago associate professor wins national Tertiary Teaching Excellence award
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Sustained excellence in tertiary teaching has earned Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence award.

Hocken’s McCahon exhibition sees 2020 out on a high note
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Hocken Collections staff are gearing up for the opening of their end-of-year exhibition, and they’ve prepared something special to see out 2020.

Virus uses ‘decoy’ strategy to evade immune system, Otago research reveals
Thursday, 13 August 2020
University of Otago researchers have learnt more about how viruses operate and can evade the immune system and are now using their discovery to help learn more about COVID-19.

Research team hopes Māori lives will be saved with new testing criteria for stomach cancer
Monday, 10 August 2020
There are likely to be several hundred Māori unaware they are at high risk of an inherited form of stomach cancer and a New Zealand research team is hopeful updated international clinical practice guidelines they helped develop will encourage these people to be tested.

Otago University’s contact tracing system shows promising results in test scenario
Friday, 7 August 2020
An initial test of the University of Otago’s contact tracing system for COVID-19 has produced promising results after most contacts identified in the emergency exercise scenario of a visiting international professor to the Dunedin campus were able to be tracked down.

Fulbright honours to eight University of Otago graduates
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Eight University of Otago graduates from across the University have been named Fulbright New Zealand award winners.

Christchurch researchers secure lion’s share of almost $1million in funding
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Researchers developing a faster and less painful way of diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease are among the recipients of almost $1million in Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) grants.

Family justice system needs to incorporate children’s voices, Otago research
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Otago researchers support children’s participation being enhanced in the family justice system as it undergoes a government-led overhaul.

First sequencing of tuatara genome opens vault to evolutionary secrets
Thursday, 6 August 2020
In a world first, University of Otago scientists in partnership with Ngātiwai iwi and a global team of collaborators have sequenced the genome of the tuatara – a rare reptile whose ancestors once roamed the earth with dinosaurs.

Kiwi start-up to target drug cheats in sport with innovative technology
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
The world of drug-cheating in sports is set for major disruption with the formation of InsituGen, a start-up company which will supply anabolic drug testing kits developed at the University of Otago, New Zealand.


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