2009 News Archive

  • Four PhDs graduate
  • 22/12/2009
  • Four Biochemistry PhDs were conferred at the University of Otago's graduation ceremony on the 19th December. From left to right; Dr Rob Fagerlund, who is currently doing post-doctoral work with Assoc Prof Julian Eaton-Rye in this department; Dr Euan Rodger, who is now working with Prof Ian Morison in the Pathology Department; Dr Payal Diwadkar, who is to be married in India on Christmas Day and will then be returning to Christchurch to work at Canterbury University; and Dr Yoshio Nakatani, who has a post-doctoral fellowship with Assoc Prof John Cutfield in this Department. Read more >>
  • Susan E. Gardiner receives ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturist Award
  • Susan E. Gardiner has received the ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturist Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science. She has been given the award in recognition of her longstanding and valuable contribution to international horticultural science. Dr. Gardiner will be presented with the award on 25 July 2009 at the annual ASHS conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Read more >>
  • Dr Stephanie Hughes granted $935,000 from Marsden Fund
  • 22/10/2009
  • Dr Stephanie Hughes from the Department of Biochemistry, along with Dr Ruth Empson of the Department of Physiology, has been granted $935,000 over three years from the Marsden Fund to investigate the role of developmental transcription factors in the maintenance of neuronal function. Read more >>
  • Biochemist top teacher for a second time
  • 13/10/2009
  • The enthusiasm and joy Tony Zaharic brings to the relatively difficult discipline of biochemistry has seen his students vote him the Otago University Students’ Association top teacher for a second time. Read more >>
  • Grants a delight to researchers
  • 14/12/2009
  • University of Otago researchers are bringing to New Zealand a new scientific technique using light pulses to study brain cells, which could help pave the way for new treatments for Parkinson's disease. Read more >>
  • Geneticist awarded fellowship
  • 24/10/2009
  • University of Otago geneticist, Associate Prof Parry Guilford, has gained a James Cook Fellowship to pursue innovative research aimed at reversing or preventing the early stages of stomach cancer. Read more >>
  • Scholarships for Otago pair
  • 04/11/2009
  • University of Otago students Julian Peat and Naomi White have gained national Rutherford Foundation scholarships to support their studies at Cambridge University next year. Read more >>
  • Five HODs at function
  • 19/11/2009
  • On the evening of Friday 13th of November the Department of Biochemistry held a function at Glenfalloch to mark the imminent (1st of February) handover of HOD duties from John Cutfield to Kurt Krause. Joining us in the festivities were three of the four previous Department Heads, pictured on the right with the current and future Heads. Read more >>