8th September, 2017
PhD student wins two awards at Queenstown Research Week
Congratulations to Mauro Silva, PhD student in the Department of Physiology. Mauro is supervised by Dr Rebecca Campbell.
8th September, 2017
Triennial Medal awarded to Professor Colin Brown
Congratulations to Colin who as been chosen by the Physiological Society of NZ (PSNZ) to be the recipient of the NZ Triennial Medal.
28th August, 2017
Dr Andrew Bahn awarded Arthritis NZ Project Grant
Congratulations to Dr Bahn who has been awarded a $60K grant for his project “Identification of oxypurinol transporters to decipher drug-drug interactions in gout treatment”.
25th August, 2017
Congratulations to Lorna Daniels, PhD
Lorna Daniels’ PhD thesis has made the Health Sciences Divisional List of Exceptional Doctoral theses.
14th August, 2017
Professor Colin Brown recognised by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)
Prof Brown has been awarded the 2017 Mortyn Jones Memorial Medal, which is awarded annually by the BSN.
30th October, 2017
Dr Alexander Tups (Department of Physiology)
23rd February, 2017
The Department of Physiology has once again raised significant funds for a charity to its heart.
Last week the Department held its second annual South Island Cycle Challenge at the Wall Street Mall to raise funds for the Heart Foundation – New Zealand’s leading independent funder of heart research.
It saw about 40 teams from Otago departments and Dunedin businesses pedalling to clock up as many kilometres as possible in 10 minutes on an exercise bike. Those kilometres were then added to a map of New Zealand to try and “cycle” from Dunedin to Haast.
"It was also a great way to raise awareness of heart disease - having people doing exercise over the three hour period!".
One of the organisers, Physiology Departmental Administrator and PA to the Head of Department, Tracey Fleet says this year’s event was held to coincide with the Heart Foundation’s Annual Appeal day and was once again very popular.
“We have a good relationship with the Heart Foundation and our Department has been fortunate to gain a lot of funding from them over the years, so we were happy to help,” Mrs Fleet says. “It was also a great way to raise awareness of heart disease - having people doing exercise over the three hour period!”
In addition, Physiology PhD student Lorna Daniels attempted her own challenge – to do 1,000 burpees over the course of the event.
“It added a real buzz to the event, and she did it in just under three hours - an incredible achievement.”
Currently the event has raised around $2,500, with a final tally to be calculated in several weeks once all of the donations are in. If you would like to donate go to: https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/south-island-cycle-challenge-2017
(From the Otago Bulletin, Thursday, 23 February 2017)
My Summer Research Scholarship in the Department of Physiology was the highlight of my time at the University of Otago as I learnt many new skills, including how to carry out scientific research in a controlled manner, collecting and analyzing scientific data in an orderly fashion, and most importantly, learning to read and think critically.