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Sponsors and Supporters

Genetics Otago is very grateful to all of our sponsors and supporters. Without their support, we would not be able to host the events we do.



If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our events please get in touch to view our sponsorship prospectus and discuss options.

2023 Sponsors


Sponsor of the 2022 Single-Cell Sequencing Symposium

Sponsor of Virtual Institute of Statistical Genetics hub Quantitative Genetics Short Course.

Professor Weir’s visit to Dunedin is funded by the Rakeiora Project 

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Past Sponsors





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If you are interested in making a donation to our organisation, to support our events and outreach initiatives you can do so here.

Genetics on the GO Kits

While these kits will remain free for schools in need, we ask that you please consider a donation of whatever your school can afford to help in the continued development and upkeep of these ever-popular kits. We also accept donations from members of the public or organisations who have an interest in helping to educate our next generation of scientists!

Each kit costs us $50 – $120, depending on class size and location and in 2021 our resources were used by ~1400 students from Invercargill to Whangarēi.

You can donate by simply visiting our donation page.

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Claire Aldrich Legacy

The Aldrich Family have started ‘The Claire Aldrich Legacy’ with a donation in her name. The fund will be used to grow our outreach efforts, helping to educate the next generations of budding scientists about the importance of genetic research. The fund will have a particular focus on rare disease genetics and the impact these diseases have on people’s lives.

“My wish for the Claire Aldrich Legacy is to help inspire the young minds of New Zealand. The leaders of tomorrow. In our high school years, we are still finding ourselves. I want students to know that they can make a real difference in the world. They can make life-changing discoveries. If I can share Claire’s story, maybe, just maybe, it might plant that seed that could one day grow into ground-breaking findings.” – Sally Aldrich, Claire’s Mother.

You can read more about Claire’s story and about The Claire Aldrich Legacy in the Washington Post.

Donations to the fund are being accepted through the University of Otago Donations page here.


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