Otago Biochemistry in the news

Department Newsletters
  • Science Fair 2014
  • 07/07/2014
  • P1020730
    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
  • Anita Dunbier2
    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
  • sallyIainPeterAnita
    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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