Genomics Aotearoa

Phishing Flowers

Peter Dearden Dec 02, 2010

SM Morgan It is surprising how often technology mimics nature, and in the most subtle of ways. Take for example the phenomenon of email phishing — a probe is sent out to entice the recipient with something they want/need; for example, a MillionDollars!, an OnlineEasyDoctorate! or a ready supply of CheapDrugs! Once enticed, the source gets something it needs … Read More


Peter Dearden Nov 19, 2010

Belatedly Genetics Otago would like to congratulate three GO members who won awards at the recent NZ Research Honours Evening. Prof Warren Tate won the Rutherford Medal for his outstanding work … Read More

This Week in Science History: 25-10-10

Peter Dearden Oct 27, 2010

Megan Leask, PhD Student, Laboratory for Evolution and Development Marian Koshland Born 25 Oct 1921; died 28 Oct 1997. Koshland was an American immunologist who discovered that the differences in amino acid composition of antibodies explains the efficiency and effectiveness with which they combat a huge range of foreign … Read More