Handheld device will enable 'anytime anywhere' diagnosis
Freedom4, a revolutionary handheld battery-powered DNA diagnostic device was launched by Dr Jo-Ann Stanton and her multidisciplinary research team at the recent Queenstown Molecular Biology meeting. The device can be used to detect suspected cases of bacteria or viruses, such as Norovirus, and can also analyse the likely level of infection. It uses qPCR to identify and target DNA sequences in real-time, eliminating the need for further processing and time delays at a laboratory.
Otago Anatomists Attend International Meeting
Seven members of the Department's Clinical Anatomy team recently attended the 18th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists held in Beijing, China. Following is a report on the conference by Professor Gareth Jones.
Hui Strengthens Relationship between University and Iwi
Associate Professor Hallie Buckley and Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith were honoured to be the invited guests of the Rangitane o Wairau at a recent Hui in Blenheim. The Hui discussed research findings on the Wairau Bar archaeological site. Wairau Bar is an extremely important early Māori settlement which contained the burials of some 42 individuals excavated in the mid 20th century.