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News and events at the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

2017 Postgraduate Student Research Awards

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 2:46pm

Congratulations to the following students:

Best Postgraduate Student Paper – Orleans Martey (Rosengren Lab Group)

Most Promising New Researcher (400 Level) – Abigail Bland (Ashton Lab Group)

Developing New Researcher (400 Level) – Stephanie Thwaite (Sammut Lab Group)

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Marsden Success for Associate Professor Ivan Sammut and Dr Joanne Harrison

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 3:04pm

Associate Professor Ivan Sammut and Dr Joanne Harrison have obtained a grant for $910,000 from the Marsden Fund.

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Professor Rhonda Rosengren and Dr Belinda Cridge have been awarded Seed funding

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 12:19pm

Professor Rhonda Rosengren and Dr Belinda Cridge have been awarded Seed funding for growing toxicology collaborations across the Divisions of the University.

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Science Wananga in Hastings

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 2:49pm

Dr Morgayn Read, Risha Singh (PhD student) and Abigail Bland (MSc student) attended the Science Wānanga in Hastings.

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Recent Promotion - Dr John Ashton

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 2:53pm

The department would like to congratulate John Ashton on being promoted to Associate Professor.

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Professor Paul Smith and Dr Yiwen Zheng receive BRNZ funding

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 2:56pm

Professor Paul Smith and Dr Yiwen Zheng have received two grants from Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ), in collaboration with other researchers at the University of Otago

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Associate Professor John Ashton awarded BMS Academic Staff Support funding

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 3:14pm

Associate Professor John Ashton has been awarded a BMS Academic Staff Support fund of $199,639.

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Dr John Ashton appointed Chair of EACD

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:09am

Dr John Ashton who has been appointed Chair of the governmental Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs (EACD). This is a ministerial appointment to the committee that decides on the classification of controlled drugs in NZ.

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Researcher Dr Belinda Cridge receives MBIE funding

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:24am

Dr Belinda Cridge has been awarded a MBIE Nation of Curious Minds grant for the Koneki project - working with Māori youth to use augmented reality to tell their ancestral stories, $19,052.

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Augmented reality: an education tool for the future

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 4:22pm

The University of Otago has come up with a clever new learning tool using augmented reality technology that could be a world-first.

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Cancer Research Day

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 3:23pm

Together with the Cancer Society of Otago and Southland, we held a Research Open Day on 17 September. The aim of the day was to highlight cancer research within the department to members of the Cancer Society.

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Dr Ivan Sammut has been awarded a high value manufacturing and services research fund

Monday, 8 October 2012 10:33am

Dr Ivan Sammut has been awarded a high value manufacturing and services research fund from MSI