Otago Biochemistry in the news

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  • NZSBMB Travel Grants
  • 16/05/2016
  • Mnika Allison Danni
    Three of the four travel grants recently awarded by the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology went to Otago Biochemistry students. Read more »
  • Biochemistry funding success
  • 13/05/2016
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    Four projects in the Department of Biochemistry were successful in the latest round of Lotteries Health funding, and Professor Peter Dearden won $137,821 in the Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable Fund. Read more »
  • On the cover of the Biochemical Journal
  • 29/04/2016
  • SinothaiBiochemJ cover
    The work Sinothai Poen published as part of his recent PhD has been chosen as the cover of the journal Biochemical Journal this month. Sinothai did his PhD with Professor Kurt Krause, and has since returned to Thailand to take up a lecturing position. Read more »
  • Professor Tate and Alzheimer's in ODT
  • 07/04/2016
  • TateWilliamsAbrahams
    Today the Otago Daily Times featured an article on the discovery of a possible blood test for early detection of Alzheimer's disease, by Professors Warren Tate (Biochemistry) and Cliff Abrahams (Psychology), and Dr Joanna Williams (Anatomy). Read more »
  • Dr Chris Brown on Our Changing World
  • 16/03/2016
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    Dr Chris Brown was on Our Changing World on the 8th March, along with Drs David Orlovich and Tina Summerfield  from the Botany Department. They were discussing their work on truffle-like fungi - mushrooms that have evolved a more truffle-like appearance, independently of each other. Read more »
  • SING Aotearoa workshop
  • 02/02/2016
  • SING
    Biochemistry staff had another opportunity to contribute to the wider community this summer break with the first SING Aotearoa programme being held at Otago from the 24th - 29th January 2016. Read more »
  • Hands On @ Otago
  • 01/02/2016
  • Loading an agarose gel with DNA
    Secondary School students from around New Zealand recently spent a week at Otago University getting hands on experience in a number of the disciplines taught here. The students who chose Biochemistry spent their time in the Department laboratories learning about the Central Dogma of molecular biology (how the information stored in DNA is transmitted and expressed in cells). Read more »
  • Professor Krause comments on vaccine purchase
  • 14/01/2016
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    Last weekend Professor Kurt Krause was quoted in the Sunday Star Times on the New Zealand government's purchase of 300,000 doses of H5N1 influenza vaccine. "… nobody knows for sure if the vaccines will work on every strain but they're the best bet we have right now." Read more »
  • Josh Wright wins student paper award
  • 18/12/2015
  • Josh
    Last night at our Departmental Christmas function Josh Wright was awarded the department's 2015 Best Student Paper Award for his paper "Secondary ubiquitin-RING docking enhances Arkadia and Ark2C E3 ligase activity." recently published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology Read more »
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