John Gibb

Research publishing app boost for academics

Research publishing app boost for academics

Failure to cope with growing pressures to publish their research can be disastrous for some promising young academics, Associate Prof James Maclaurin says.

Research findings graduate's reward

Research findings graduate's reward

Yoga practitioner Lesley Ward is ''very excited'' to be graduating from the University of Otago this week, but is equally delighted with the health benefits highlighted in her recent yoga therapy research.

Virologist appointed dean of medical sciences

Virologist appointed dean of medical sciences

An internationally-respected virologist, Prof Vernon Ward, has been appointed as the next dean of the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences.

City MPs seek Invermay inquiry

City MPs seek Invermay inquiry

The Labour Party's Dunedin-based MPs are pressing for the Auditor-general to launch an inquiry into AgResearch's restructuring plan, that would result in ''axing scores of science jobs'' at Invermay.

Giant penguin in mint condition

Giant penguin in mint condition

An extinct giant penguin species discovered by University of Otago geologist Prof Ewan Fordyce has been emblazoned on a collectable coin recently issued by New Zealand Post.

University secures 'strong involvement' in Antarctic science study

Being named as a key partner in one of the Government's multimillion-dollar National Science Challenges highlights the University of Otago's ''extensive strengths'' in Antarctic science and related research.

Military GP highlights disease threat

Military GP highlights disease threat

Disease, and not just combat injury, poses a key threat to soldiers on the modern battlefield, as it did in World War 1.

Otago success at Moot competition

Otago success at Moot competition

Two University of Otago students are unlikely to ever forget the name ''Brian Bramble''.

Foodbank in demand

Demand for food parcels has risen strongly at the Mosgiel Community Foodbank this year, as rising living costs and recent job losses make an impact.

$200,000 for researchers targeting novel anti-breast cancer strategy

$200,000 for researchers targeting novel anti-breast cancer strategy

A $200,000 grant has boosted research by University of Otago Prof Parry Guilford which aims to develop a smarter, better-targeted form of chemotherapy to attack breast cancer.