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Physiology TV

An overview of Physiology at the University of Otago.


14th March, 2018

Is a man's grey matter the same as a woman's? The documentary features Professor Allan Herbison and Dr Jenny Clarkson and was made with the support of NZ on Air.

9th February, 2018

Dahlia based diabetes drug developed by Physiology researcher ready for human trials

In partnership with Plant and Food Research, researchers will soon begin human trials of a drug made from dahlias.

9th January, 2018

Otago breakthrough in diabetic heart disease

The molecule responsible for heart disease in diabetics has been identified by University of Otago researchers, greatly improving chances of survival.

13th November, 2017

Otago study could mean hope for infertile couples

Crucial new information about how the brain controls fertility has been unlocked by University of Otago researchers, with their findings just published in prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

13th November, 2017

Phenomenal success for Physiology researchers in latest Marsden funding round

Four 3-year project grants were awarded to Department of Physiology researchers in this year’s Marsden Fund - totalling over $3.8M.

Next Event

19th March, 2018

Matt Hall, 1-yr PhD Presentation, Department of Physiology

PhD Programme.


The department enjoys a diverse population. Our staff and students have a broad range of interests, hobbies and character.

Cosy, Captivated and Convenient

Cosy, Captivated and Convenient

Dr Joe Yip
Postdoctoral Fellow

Cosy, captivated and convenient, so-called “triple C” concept is certainly not an overstatement of Dunedin. Ever since I moved to Dunedin a decade ago from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I have found my comfort. While the day never fails to offer me vibrant, friendly and diverse experiences, the night sways me into a safe, comfortable and calm feeling. When I am seeking a weekend experience with Mother Nature, it is only a short drive away. It is undoubtedly an impeccable place to live, in a corner of the world where one can truly enjoy the balance between work and life.

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I spent my summer doing something that I'm passionate about!

Erin Hoskins - Summer Research Student 2009/2010