University of Otago.Department of Physiology.Department of Physiology.

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An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


3rd December, 2014

Lecturer awarded Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize

Dr Karl Iremonger, of the Department of Physiology, has been awarded this extremely prestigious prize, which provides significant financial support for his research.

3rd December, 2014

Great attendance at cardiovascular symposium & Sir John Eccles Distinguished Lecture

On the 25th and 26th of November, the Department of Physiology held two major academic events.

20th November, 2014

Physiology staff and student awarded HRC Career Development Awards

4th November, 2014

Great success for Physiology Department in latest Marsden funding round

We have had outstanding success in this year's Royal Society of NZ Marsden funding round.

8th October, 2014

Department of Physiology welcomes two neuroscientists

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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.

I really see no harm which can come of giving our children a little knowledge of physiology.

Thomas Henry Huxley - Science and Culture (1882), 92