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Anatomy: Going beyond what you might think


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211 George St, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand


Mon09 July


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM




What do forensic anthropology, evolutionary genomics, bone graft substitutes, learning and memory mechanisms, neural development, epigenetics, measuring native bird sperm, and the Loch Ness monster have in common?

They are all subjects being studied by researchers in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago.

We have recruited some of our top academics to share their research with you in a series of short talks.

Meet our team:

Dr Jonny Geber – Death by the sword: a bioarchaeology of violence in ancient Ireland. 

Professor George Dias - Building bone from sheep’s wool.

Dr Tim Hore - Epigenetics: understanding the instruction manual for life.

Associate Professor Christine Jasoni - Can parental health affect the formation of the baby’s brain?

Dr Michael Knapp – TB or not TB: How did tuberculosis reach New Zealand?

Professor John Reynolds – Stimulating the brain: understanding the effect of natural brain cell activity on the normal and disordered brain.

Dr Helen Taylor – Are our native birds firing blanks? Measuring bird sperm quality in the wild. 

Professor Neil Gemmell - our search for Nessie.

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