Genomics Aotearoa

This Week in Science History: 13-9-10

Peter Dearden Sep 13, 2010

Megan Leask, PhD student, Laboratory for Evolution and Development This week in science history we celebrate the ’little things’ in life. Hans Christian Joachim Gram Born 13th September 1853 A Gram stain of mixed Staphylococcus aureus (Gram positive cocci, purple) and Escherichia coli (Gram negative bacilli, pink). (Image: Y … Read More

Gene Futures – Kathryn McRae

Peter Dearden Sep 09, 2010

Tamsin Jones, Laboratory for Evolution and Development What do you do with a degree in Genetics? This series of posts is about people who have studied genetics, about why they study genetics, and what they plan to do in the future. Kathryn McRae Our first guest is Kathryn McRae, who is studying for her … Read More

Cedric the Tasmanian devil dies of Devil Facial Tumour Disease

Peter Dearden Sep 08, 2010

Tamsin Jones, Laboratory for Evolution and Development Last week a Tasmanian devil named Cedric passed away. He was 6 years old, which is the average lifespan of a Tasmanian devil; however, his death was reported internationally. Why? His cause of death was the devil facial tumour disease, a nasty transmissible cancer that has caused the rapid decline of … Read More

Canterbury Earthquake

Peter Dearden Sep 04, 2010

Peter K Dearden Canterbury has been hit by a very significant earthquake. The University of Otago Christchurch buildings (formerly the Christchurch Medical School) where many Genetics Otago members work is damaged and closed. Our thoughts are with all of the people of Canterbury and especially our members at this time. Read More

Let us introduce ourselves…

Peter Dearden Sep 01, 2010

Hi, Welcome to the Genetics Otago Blog. Genetics Otago aims to better promote genetics and showcase the wealth of talent in genetics in Otago. We have over 150 members, most in the University of Otago, but also in AgResearch and Abacus Bio. We also have members from the University of Otago Christchurch and Wellington campuses. Our … Read More

The Joy that follows Sex!

Peter Dearden Aug 31, 2010

Peter K. Dearden. Laboratory for Evolution and Development, Genetics Otago and the National Research Centre for Growth and Development, University of Otago Do you feel you have never done anything remarkable? Ever feel that you have never achieved the truly stunning? Well stop it! Everyone on earth has survived a process so complex, remarkable and mysterious … Read More