UC Professor wins Science Communicator award

20 November 2015 UC Professor of Marine Science David Schiel has been awarded the New Zealand Science Communicator of the Year award by the New Zealand Association of Scientists. (read article)

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Top 10 species discovery

UC botanists describe one of the Top 10 species discovered in 2015, selected from 18,000 contenders from across the planet.
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Celebrating our people

The UC Biological Sciences Inspirational Alumni award recognises alumni who have made outstanding professional achievements and who have had a positive impact on our community or society.
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PhD Scholarship - Pathogen Genomics

There is an open PhD position to study bioinformatic approaches to analysing large and diverse pathogen genomic datasets. The successful candidate will be involved in analysing a wealth of data generated by new sequencing technologies. Stipend of up to $28,000 NZD including fees. Closing date 15 January, 2016.

UC Science Research Linkages Award

Professor Jon Harding has been awarded the College of Science Excellence in Research Linkages Award for 2015. Working with other UC colleagues and those from CRL Energy Ltd as well as Landcare and the University of Otago, Jon has led a team formed in 2004 aimed at improving management and environmental outcomes for the mining sector. This work, funded by MBIE, has been guided with input from the regional councils, mining companies, and iwi advisory groups, and has produced improved environmental outcomes as a result of the research input.

PhD Scholarship - Electrochemical enzyme-based biosensors

The School of Biological Sciences and CertusBio Ltd. is offering a PhD scholarship to study electrochemical enzyme-based biosensors for the detection of the oestrogen and progesterone. The oestrogen sensor is close to prototype and the project now requires the development of a nanostructured electrode to communicate directly with the enzyme.


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