The Sheet is the research blog for the Department of Biochemistry at Otago University. Each year our department produces fascinating research on how life works at the molecular level, published in academic journals. Here we will explain some of these papers and share our cutting-edge research with you.
The Department of Biochemistry at Otago teaches biochemistry, genetics, plant biotechnology, and related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and carries out research into how life works at the molecular level. Our staff and students investigate the underpinning mechanisms of life in humans and other animals, plants, and microbes. Our goals are to enhance the well-being and quality of life of New Zealanders, improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and develop technology in agriculture and other industries.