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30th March, 2017

Physiology student wins School’s Prize for Best Summer Scholarship report

Congratulations to Julia Gouws (supervisor Dr Karl Iremonger) who was awarded 1st= for the School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Prize for best Summer Scholarship Report for 2016/17.

30th March, 2017

Department of Physiology staff continue to be involved in fantastic Lab in a Box initiative

Lab in a Box is a mobile science laboratory, built in a 20 foot shipping container. It comes fully equipped with both science “gear” and people. Researchers and students from around New Zealand (or indeed around the World) are involved in this fantast

9th March, 2017

Anatomy and Physiology at Otago now in the World University Rankings!

Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Otago have ranked 24th in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings.

8th March, 2017

Key finding promises early detection of cardiovascular disease in diabetics

While in India to deliver the keynote address at JIPMER’s Karaikal's campus last week, Assoc Prof Rajesh Katare was interviewed by one of India’s leading newspapers, The Hindu.

3rd March, 2017

Physiology researcher awarded Lottery Health Research Project Grant

Congratulations to Associate Professor Rajesh Katare who was awarded a research project grant of $88,246 over two years.

Next Event

1st May, 2017

(i) Pearl Matahiki Tumuaki (Manager, Māori Centre) & (ii) Zoe Bristowe (Māori Health Workforce Development Unit)

 
PhD Programme.

Seminars

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 1st May 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture theatre at 13:00.

(i) Pearl Matahiki Tumuaki (Manager, Māori Centre) & (ii) Zoe Bristowe (Māori Health Workforce Development Unit)

(i) Whakakotahitanga: Working collectively to support transition, retention & achievement of Māori students

(ii) How Māori are Excelling in Health Sciences Study at Otago: A Snapshot

(ii) This presentation will provide a snapshot of the programmes delivered by the Māori Health Workforce Development Unit (MHDWU) Division of Health Sciences. The MHWDU have taken a strategic, strengths-based and evidence-informed approach to Māori student recruitment, retention and achievement in Health Sciences. The MHWDU approach to student support and MHWDU programme outcomes will be discussed, highlighting the substantial growth in the number of Māori students successfully progressing through Health Sciences study since 2010. Current research activity, highlights, challenges and key learnings will be shared.

Department of Physiology

Monday, 8th May 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Lorna Daniels (Final PhD presentation, Department of Physiology)

The role of CaMKIIδ in diabetic cardiac dysfunction

Calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMKIIδ) is a multifunctional serine-threonine kinase with upregulated activity in patients with heart failure and animal models of diabetes. Excessive CaMKIIδ activation in the myocardium has been linked with reduced myocardial performance due to disturbed Ca2+ handling. However this mechanism of reduced cardiac function and the involvement of CaMKIIδ has not been investigated in the diabetic heart. Therefore this study set out to investigate the role of CaMKIIδ in the type 2 diabetic heart and the potential therapeutic role for CaMKIIδ inhibitors. I will describe data that positions CaMKIIδ as a novel mediator of cardiac contractility in the diabetic heart and provide evidence that CaMKIIδ inhibition could be a therapeutic strategy to preserve contractile function in the type 2 diabetic heart.

Department of Physiology

Monday, 15th May 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Assoc Prof Rajesh Katare (Department of Physiology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 22nd May 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Dr Michele Coleman (Research & Development Manager, Health Sciences)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 29th May 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Ranjan Roy (Final PhD presentation, Department of Physiology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 12th June 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Daniel Barth (PhD Final presentation, Department of Physiology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 19th June 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Dr Robert Fagerlund (Department of Microbiology & Immunology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 26th June 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Dr Peter Mace (Department of Biochemistry)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 3rd July 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Aaron Korpal (PhD Final presentation, Department of Physiology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 10th July 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Dr Luis Gonano (Department of Physiology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 17th July 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Dr Alexander Tups (Department of Physiology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 24th July 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Dr Louise Bicknell (Department of Pathology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 31st July 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

(i) Sajida Parveen & (ii) Eugene Saw (PhD 1-year presentations, Department of Physiology)

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Department of Physiology

Monday, 14th August 2017 - Hercus d'Ath Lecture Theatre at 13:00.

Dr Kate Thomas (Surgical Sciences, Department of Medicine)

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