Research Elective students 2012

October 2012

ElectivesThe School of Pharmacy Research Elective Colloqium is a day when we get to hear about the elective research conducted by the 4th year students. This is the 2 groups I supervised this year after giving their presentations. Well done guys – you did a great job.

One group found out about the interest in a course for pharmacists on veterinary medicine and the other investigated the changes in antioxidant content of puha leaves as the plant grows.

Ellen and Jasper snuck in on the photo too. Thanks to Azrin Zakaria for the photo.

Our first book is published

November 2012Book

From the Spinger website – “This authoritative book is a comprehensive guide on the theories, applications, and challenges associated with the design and development of long acting veterinary formulations. The volume acts as a reference to the animal health formulation scientist and contains chapters written by some of the leading experts in the field. In addition it offers additional details through a mixture of figures, tables, and references to provide information not found in other similar texts.”

Jasper to present at OMSRS Student Awards

11 Sept 2013

Jasper OMSRS


Jasper recently submitted an abstract to the Otago Medical School Research Society and he has been selected to give an oral presentation at the next Scientific Meeting of the Society on 25th September.  A $1000 prize is up for grabs so good luck on the night Jasper!

Ellen represents pharmacy at Health Research Forum

17 Sept 2013

Ellen was selected to represent pharmacy at the Annual Health Science Research Forum, this year held in Christchurch.  The theme of the forum was “Foundations for health”.  Ellen found the Forum very useful and enjoyed meeting other antioxidant researchers from Christchurch.

Why does Kan look happy in his profile pic?

17 Sept 2013

Kan looks rather happy because he was runner up in the poster competition at the Annual Health Science Research Forum for the University of Otago.  The title of his poster was “Coated liposomes as oral vaccines for allergies”.  Well done Kan!

Chocolate fish time

21 January 2014

Congratulations to Ellen for handing in her PhD thesis!  And thanks to Pummy for the photo.

What a good way to start the year.  Ellen has submitted her thesis on Pre-formulation of antioxidant phytochemicals from puha (Sonchus oleraceus).  Also featuring another paper that was accepted just before christmas.

Ellen hand in

New lab

July 2010

We have moved into our lovely new lab and getting settled in to the new space.  It is a lovely bright lab with an adjacent cell culture lab and new postgrad room.

Jasper lab

And the winner is…

27 Nov 2014

Sharaon winner

At the annual Formulation and Delivery of Bioactives conference in Dunedin, NZCRS sponsors a prize for the best student presentation.  Congratulations to Sharan who won the 2014 prize.  All the students did a fantastic job presenting their research and it was hard to pick the winner!