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Upcoming events hosted by or involving Genetics Otago will be listed here. Please check back regularly for updates. A calendar of events that may be of interest to our members can be found at the bottom of this page and in the sidebar of other pages on this site, please note that this includes events hosted outside of Genetics Otago.


 

 

Annual Symposium 2022


The Genetics Otago Symposium 2022 is set to be held over two days for the first time! The schedule will feature a workshop and poster session as well as a fantastic lineup of speakers and an evening social event. Stay tuned for more details.

Date: 1st and 2nd December 2022
Time: TBC
Location: St David Lecture Theatre Complex (and online)

Keynote Speakers:

Registration
Registration and abstract submission for this event is now open, via the button below. Responses can be edited up until the closing date using the link provided at the end of the registration process.

Key Dates:

  • 30th September, Registration and abstract submission open
  • 21st October, Abstract submission closed (5 pm NZDT)
  • 10th November, Authours advised
  • 17th November, Registration closed (5 pm NZDT)

Register Now

Zoom Details
Zoom details will be sent to those who register as outside of Dunedin, if you are in Dunedin and would like the Zoom details please indicate this on the registration form.

Awards
We will once again be recognising the achievements of our members with the Genetics Otago annual awards. Awards to be presented this year are:

  • The Inaugural Genetics Otago Award
  • Outstanding Mentor Awards
  • Student Supervisor Award
  • Publication Awards
  • Poster Awards
  • Science Communication Award

Full details of all award categories can be found here with details of how to apply or nominate for each.  All Applications and nominations must be received by 5pm, Friday 11th November 2022.

Programme

Programme Symposium DRAFT  – Please note that this is a draft programme with little information at this stage, we will update it regularly as more information becomes available. If you have any questions please contact us.

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An Audience With…

Our ‘An Audience With…’ series is aimed at our postgraduate students (but early career researchers are also welcome to attend) and will provide the opportunity for discussion with experts in their field.

As catering will be provided and spaces are limited we ask that you please register using the link below if you plan on attending (and please also let us know if something comes up and you are no longer able to attend, there are often waiting lists for these events).

Date: TBC
Time: 9am
Location: Health Science Divisional Boardroom, 4th Floor Physiotherapy Building, Great King Street

Registration
Not currently available

Zoom Details
We are able to accommodate some attendance via Zoom for members located outside of Dunedin. Please email us if you require a Zoom connection.

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Feb
18
Fri
Pathology Department Seminar: Prof. Alex McLellan @ D'Ath Lecture Theatre
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Prof. Alex McLellan from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (University of Otago) will present a seminar entitled “Genetically engineered lymphocytes for the treatment of solid cancers”  at our Pathology Department Seminar Series on Friday 18th February 2022. The seminar will be held at the usual time of 1pm in the D’Ath Lecture theatre and accessible over zoom due to the Red Light settings.

Please contact the organisers for Zoom details.

For those attending in person, there will be refreshments provided at 12.45pm (~15 min before the seminar). Small packed lunches will be available- some sandwiches, choice of chips, popcorn, oaty bars and choice of packed beverages. Food will be kept for collection in the foyer near the back entrance of the D’Ath lecture theatre 😊 . We have a capacity for 50 people in the D’Ath.

Feb
21
Mon
Biostatistics Centre: Longitudinal Modelling @ Room G33, Adams Building,
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm

Longitudinal studies are common in health-related areas. These studies require appropriate statistical analyses that account for the correlated nature of the data. This two-day course provides an introduction to a range of common approaches for modelling longitudinal and correlated data. Topics covered include descriptive analysis of longitudinal data, linear mixed models, and generalised estimating equations (GEE) for modelling longitudinal data. This course has a strong application focus. You will be learning how to implement these methods using Stata software and interpreting longitudinal results.

This course is designed for quantitative researchers/students who need to have a better understanding of longitudinal models in their work. Participants should have either completed the Regression Modelling course offered in the Centre or have equivalent knowledge in regression modelling for both continuous and discrete data AND have either completed the Stata course offered by the Centre or be familiar with using Stata.

Please note, participants must come with their own laptop with Stata software installed, and be able to import data sets, generate new variables and be able to carry out regression analyses using Stata software.

The University of Otago now offers Stata SE to all staff and students.

Mar
4
Fri
Pathology Department Seminar: Associate Professor Ben Wheeler @ Online
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This Friday, March 4th Associate Professor Ben Wheeler from the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health (Dunedin) will be presenting the seminar titled “Technology for the management of Type 1 Diabetes – Past, Present, and Future”. Attached is the poster

The seminar will be held at the usual time of 1 pm over Zoom. Please see poster for Zoom details.

Small packed lunches will be available for collection in the ground floor tea room from 12:45 pm onwards.

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We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Ngā Mihi,
Sunali & Jisha

Mar
9
Wed
Professional DDevelopment Programme for Early and Mid-Career Researchers: Workshop 1 – Mentorship @ Via Zoom
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in mentorship as a mentor or mentee? On the 9th of March at 12-1pm the Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Committee will be running its first professional development workshop of 2022.

The session is titled ‘Getting the most out of mentorship: Tips for Mentors and Mentees’. We would like to encourage all early and mid-career researchers to join us and learn more about this opportunity. The session will be run over zoom and our guest speaker is Suzy Keene.

Please contact the Organiser for Zoom link details.

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Mar
10
Thu
STEM Women – Australia & New Zealand Careers Event @ Online
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

STEM Women – Australia & New Zealand Careers Event

I wanted to invite your students to a free virtual careers event, focused on graduate roles and internships, based In Australia & New Zealand.

During the event, students will network live (chat, audio and video!) with graduate employers in different industries, hear insightful presentations from exhibiting companies and ask questions to a panel of women already working in STEM roles!

This event is targeted towards people who identify as female and are studying or recently graduated from, a STEM-related course at university. Students can also apply for graduate roles and internships within the event platform and have skipped interview stages through networking with graduate recruitment teams at our events, so this truly is a unique and exciting opportunity! We have a limited number of places for this free event.

https://stemwomenevents.com/event/5646 

Mar
16
Wed
R for Successful Student Projects @ Online
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

R for Successful Student Projects is back again this semester starting 16th March. Across 9 sessions online, Wednesdays 10am-12pm, Murray Cadzow and Patricia Haden from the RTIS programming team will be teaching R, starting with an introduction to R syntax, through to using R with a focus on data, then onto how to use R programmatically. During each session, there will also be time to seek help and advice on how to use R for your own projects.

Staff are welcome to join in.

Please register your interest at https://rtis-training.github.io/r4ssp.

Mar
18
Fri
Department of Pathology Seminar Series – Dr Tania Slatter @ Online Event
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This Friday March 18th Dr Tania Slatter from the Department of Pathology (Dunedin) will be presenting the seminar titled “p53 Isoform Contributions to Brain Cancer”. Attached is the poster.

The seminar will be held at the usual time of 1 pm over Zoom.

Zoom Link:
https://otago.zoom.us/j/98905607169?pwd=N21NQ0FINnpIMHZUMng4Y0kzQ0FhUT09
Meeting ID: 989 0560 7169
Password: 566363

Small packed sandwiches, muffins and snacks will be available for collection in the ground floor tea room from 12:45 pm onwards.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Tania_Slatter_poster

Mar
23
Wed
R for Successful Student Projects @ Online
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

R for Successful Student Projects is back again this semester starting 16th March. Across 9 sessions online, Wednesdays 10am-12pm, Murray Cadzow and Patricia Haden from the RTIS programming team will be teaching R, starting with an introduction to R syntax, through to using R with a focus on data, then onto how to use R programmatically. During each session, there will also be time to seek help and advice on how to use R for your own projects.

Staff are welcome to join in.

Please register your interest at https://rtis-training.github.io/r4ssp.

Mar
30
Wed
R for Successful Student Projects @ Online
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

R for Successful Student Projects is back again this semester starting 16th March. Across 9 sessions online, Wednesdays 10am-12pm, Murray Cadzow and Patricia Haden from the RTIS programming team will be teaching R, starting with an introduction to R syntax, through to using R with a focus on data, then onto how to use R programmatically. During each session, there will also be time to seek help and advice on how to use R for your own projects.

Staff are welcome to join in.

Please register your interest at https://rtis-training.github.io/r4ssp.

Apr
6
Wed
R for Successful Student Projects @ Online
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

R for Successful Student Projects is back again this semester starting 16th March. Across 9 sessions online, Wednesdays 10am-12pm, Murray Cadzow and Patricia Haden from the RTIS programming team will be teaching R, starting with an introduction to R syntax, through to using R with a focus on data, then onto how to use R programmatically. During each session, there will also be time to seek help and advice on how to use R for your own projects.

Staff are welcome to join in.

Please register your interest at https://rtis-training.github.io/r4ssp.