Otago Biochemistry in the news

Department Newsletters
  • Drs Gerth and Patrick in NZ Herald
  • 30/10/2014
  • Monica and Wayne
    Drs Monica Gerth and Wayne Patrick appeared in today's New Zealand Herald talking about their research on "Green Biotech" - engineering new enzymes which can convert waste gases into valuable chemicals. Read more »
  • Professor Catherine Day FRSNZ
  • 29/10/2014
  • Catherine IPL
    It was announced today that Professor Catherine Day is one of the newly elected Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand. This is a massive achievement and we congratulate her wholeheartedly. Read more »
  • Stomach cancer on Native Affairs
  • 30/09/2014
  • Parry
    Maori Television's Native Affairs programme last night featured Parry Guilford's research on inherited stomach cancer, and a whanau who have been tested positive for the gene mutation that causes it. Read more »
  • Prof Parry Guilford wins Beavan Medal
  • 29/09/2014
  • Parry
    Last month Professor Parry Guilfors was awarded the Health Research Council's prestigious Beavan Medal. The medal acknowledges Prof Guilford's work in identifying the gene mutation responsible for causing hereditary diffuse gastric cancer in a large North Island whanau, and also his role in the development of a simple urine test for bladder cancer. Read more »
  • Professor Tony Reeve retirement
  • 29/09/2014
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    On Saturday night members of the Department of Biochemistry gathered at the University Staff Club to farewell Professor Tony Reeve, who is retiring after nearly 35 years in the Cancer Genetics laboratory. Read more »
  • Prizewinning essay in ODT online edition
  • 25/09/2014
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    Today the Otago Daily Times published a story on Chris Harris and Monica Sharma winning first prize and runner up respectively in the Otago Medical School Research Society's 2014 Student Science Writing Competition. They also published Chris's essay, in its entirety, on-line.  Read more »
  • Writing awards for Biochemistry students
  • 05/09/2014
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    Congratulations to Chris Harris (Cancer Genetics) and Monika Sharma (McCormick Lab) for coming first and runner up respectively in the Otago Medical School Research Society's 2014 Student Science Writing Competition. Read more »
  • HOD in Listener
  • 25/08/2014
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    Head of Department Professor Kurt Krause is one of the scientists featured in an article on Ebola Virus in the August 23-29 edition of the New Zealand Listener. Read more »
  • Seminar Report: Warren Tate
  • 04/08/2014
  • Tate Seminar Graphical Abstract Matt Prouse
    This is the latest in a series of reports on seminars given by visiting speakers. Each report is written by one of our fourth year students as the "Communicating Science" component of their course assessment, and includes a graphical abstract, which should tell the whole story in one small diagram. Read more »
  • Seminar report - Prof Lisa Stamp
  • 30/07/2014
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    This is the latest in a series of reports on seminars given by visiting speakers. Each report is written by one of our fourth year students as the "Communicating Science" component of their course assessment, and includes a graphical abstract, which should tell the whole story in one small diagram. Read more »
  • Prof Lamont gains OMRF funding
  • 30/07/2014
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    Congratulations to Professor Iain Lamont, who has been granted $19,986 from the Otago Medical Research Foundation for the project “Understanding and overcoming antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa”.  Iain's grant was one of only seven of the 38 applications that were funded. Read more »
  • Science Fair 2014
  • 07/07/2014
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    This year, the Biochemistry Department joined forces with Genetics Otago and the Genetics Teaching Programme and put together a very successful event with many popular activites. Read more »
  • HRC funding for Biochemistry researchers
  • 09/06/2014
  • Sally Tony
    The latest Health Research Council of New Zealand annual funding round results were announced today. Biochemistry's Associate Professors Tony Merriman and Sally McCormick have been awarded Programme and Project grants respectively. Read more »
  • Research Award for Dr Anita Dunbier
  • 04/06/2014
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    The University has just announced its research awards for 2014. Congratulations to Dr Anita Dunbier, who is the recipient of a University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research. Read more »
  • Three Minute Thesis 2014
  • 04/06/2014
  • Manda Safavi TylerMcInnes Hannah Best
    Yesterday the Department held its fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition. PhD and Masters thesis students had three minutes and one slide in which to describe their research. Read more »
  • HOD on TV3
  • 02/05/2014
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    HOD Professor Kurt Krause featured in a news story about antibiotic resistance on TV3 last night. Read more »
  • Structural Biology Conference
  • 01/05/2014
  • Xtal
    The 2014 instalment of the New Zealand Structural Biology Meeting is being held from June 30–July 2 in Hanmer Springs, for researchers with an interest in X-ray crystallography, structural biology, and biochemistry. Read more »
  • New Mass Spectrometer
  • 30/04/2014
  • Mass Spec 2
    A new AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600+ mass spectrometer has recently been installed in the Centre for Protein Research in the Biochemistry Department. Read more »
  • Seminar Report: A/P S. Gieseg on cell death in vascular disease
  • 16/04/2014
  • Graphical Abstract Final
    This is the second in a series of reports on seminars given by visiting speakers. Each report is written by one of our fourth year students as the "Communicating Science" component of their course assessment, and includes a graphical abstract, which should tell the whole story in one small diagram. Read more »
  • Seminar Report: Prof F. Ronchese on cancer immunotherapy
  • 09/04/2014
  • Graphical Abstract
    This is the first in a series of reports on seminars given by visiting speakers. Each report is written by one of our fourth year students as the "Communicating Science" component of their course assessment, and includes a graphical abstract, which should tell the whole story in one small diagram.  Read more »
  • A/P Merriman's research in NZ Herald
  • 08/04/2014
  • Tony and Anna
    The New Zealand Herald has a story in today's "Health" section about research Associate Professor Tony Merriman  is doing with anthropologist Professor Lisa Matissoo-Smith and their PhD student Anna Gosling, on gout in Mäori and Pacific people.  They conclude that gout may not have arrived with the modern urban diet, but may in fact be part of an ancient genetic defence against malaria. Read more »
  • Lottery Health Success
  • 06/03/2014
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    Members of the Department of Biochemistry have done very well in the latest round of Lottery Health funding, with a total of ~$230,000 over four grants. Read more »
  • OMRF funding for Biochemistry
  • 17/01/2014
  • Cushla and Tony
    Dr Cushla McKinney and Associate Professor Tony Merriman received over $34,000 in funding from the very over-subscribed Otago Medical Research Foundation at the end of 2013. Read more »
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