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Genetics student named Fulbright scholar  

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Thursday, 27 August 2020 at 9:00am

Genetics Masters student  Anežka Hoskin has been named a  Fulbright New Zealand  scholar and will start her PhD in genetics at Stanford University in September next year.  

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Emeritus title humbling for Broughton

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Friday, 21 August 2020 at 9:00am

It is impossible for Emeritus Professor John Broughton to select his proudest achievement from his time at Otago; 47 years simply cannot be condensed to one moment.

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Infectious diseases expert awarded University’s highest honour

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Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 8:30am

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global co-operation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s highest honour.

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Food peels pure science for new PhD graduate

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 at 2:20pm

Some people turn their fruit and vege peels into compost. Some turn them into garbage. But new University of Otago PhD graduate Dr Risha Jasmine Nathan has spent the last three and a half years learning how to turn those peels into purifiers.

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Christchurch researchers secure lion’s share of new health funding

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Friday, 14 August 2020 at 9:25am

Christchurch researchers investigating the ongoing impact of mosque attacks, a better test for Legionnaires’ disease, and ways of predicting dementia in Parkinson’s disease patients are among the recipients of more than $830,000 of Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) funding.

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Otago scientists secure more than $26m for health research

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Tuesday, 30 June 2020 at 12:29pm

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.

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Otago alumni central to Fiji's pandemic response

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Friday, 26 June 2020

Fiji's COVID-19 Incident Management Team (IMT) represents Fiji's whole-of-government response to the pandemic and implements the Fiji Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan.

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COVID vaccine role for Christchurch Dean

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020 at 10:20pm

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.

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The science and art of modelling

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Wednesday, 10 June 2020 at 1:15pm

Otago's Dr Matthew Parry tells us more about being an Associate Investigator for Te Pūnaha Matatini, a Centre of Research Excellence that has provided modelling to support COVID-19 decisions.

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