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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


15th January, 2016

Dr Rebecca Campbell's interview on Radio New Zealand National.

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18th December, 2015

Department of Physiology successful at OSMS Awards

The OSMS Awards and end of year celebration was held on Wednesday 16th December, with Physiology staff winning 3 awards.

3rd December, 2015

Doping & the Culture of Sport Symposium hosted by Department of Physiology

Professor Alison Heather hosted a sports doping symposium on Wednesday 2 December. It has received a lot of positive feedback by all that attended, and it attracted local media coverage with Professor Heather appearing on Dunedin TV.

1st December, 2015

'Mini-guts' inform research

Culturing ''mini-guts'' from stem cells to treat Crohn's disease has potential to cure the disease in some patients, University of Otago physiology research student Safina Gadeock says.

6th November, 2015

Physiology researchers awarded Marsden funding

Two researchers from the Department of Physiology, Dr Martin Fronius and Dr Pete Jones, have been awarded grants from the prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund.

Next Event

15th February, 2016

Oby Ebenebe (Department of Physiology PhD student, 1-year presentation)

PhD Programme.
Course Advice About Physiology

Department of Physiology

Since its establishment in 1905 the Department of Physiology has grown to become one of the largest Departments in the University, being home to approximately 100 staff. It makes major contributions to the undergraduate and postgraduate education of students in science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medical lab sciences, nutrition, and physical education.

The Department's 20 internationally-recognised research groups are supported in three broad research foci: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology, and Membrane Physiology & Ion Transport. Our research endeavours are enabled by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including recently developed electrophysiology suites, a modern imaging unit, and cell, bacterial and tissue culture facilities.

More detail on the Department's history, its place within the University structure, staffing and administrative structure, research and teaching activities, and physical infrastructure is available here.

Doing a summer research project in Physiology gave me a good idea as to what it's like to actually work within a lab. This allowed me to break down that lecturer-student barrier and get to know people in the Department outside of studies.

Liam Farley - Summer Research Student 2009/2010