Drs Michelle Thunders and Jeremy Owen have been appointed to Research For Life’s Research Advisory Committee. The Research Advisory Committee evaluates applications for funding in terms of their scientific merit, methodology, likely outcomes and outputs. They replace Prof Brett Delahunt, Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at the... Keep Reading
The Wellington Business Network membership is open. We meet every six weeks or so on a Tuesday at Avida Restaurant & Bar, Wellington.
A guest speaker is invited to each event to give a brief presentation on a topical issue and each meeting concludes with a tapas lunch. Read more.
Lunchtime on 28 August with Martin Matthews, former Secretary for Transport
When Martin was Secretary for Transport he advocated for new thinking about the future of mobility and transport. 21st century solutions are now possible to address the transport problems of modern cities. Martin will share his vision on the future of mobility and transport. Read more and register.
Lunchtime on 3 July was with Brian Steele founder of Giddy Up
Brian will outline the journey to engage in corporate – community partnering where doing good has become as important as doing well.
Lunchtime on 29 May with Mark Clare of Clare of investment bank, Clare Capital
Mark discussed two significant themes within the context of the technology sector in both Wellington and New Zealand.
Lunchtime on 17 April with Wellington mayor Justin Lester
Justine Lester was our guest speaker for our second event of 2018.
Lunchtime on 6 March with Tui Te Hau, General Manager of Mahuki - the Innovation Hub at Te Papa
Tui Te Hau was our guest speaker on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.
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Research For Life (RFL) invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for RFL’s next round of grant applications is Friday, 21 September 2018. Keep Reading
The first funding round of 2018 from Research For Life saw 13 Wellington-based medical researchers receive grants. Nine research grant applicants received a total of $120,602 to undertake innovative medical research and four travel grants totalling $11,070 were approved to assist local researcher... Keep Reading
After their critically acclaimed debut production of “Don Giovanni” in 2016 and “The Marriage of Figaro” in 2017, Eternity Opera is returning with Puccini’s 1903 masterpiece “Madam Butterfly”. “Madam Butterfly” follows a beautifully traced arc for the title character, from the young bride who renounces her religion to embrace all... Keep Reading
Eternity Opera announce the cast for production of Orfeo in August After having critically acclaimed productions in 2016 with Don Giovanni and in 2017 with The Marriage of Figaro, Eternity Opera Company returns with two productions for 2018. A concert performance of Monteverdi’s 1607 opera Orfeo in August and a fully staged production o... Keep Reading
Thirteen Wellington-based medical researchers received grants in the first funding round of the year from the Research For Life. Nine research grant applicants received a total of $120,602 to undertake innovative medical research and four travel grants totalling $11,070 were approved to assist local researchers meet the cost of presenting... Keep Reading
We are pleased to advise that Martin Matthews, former Secretary for Transport, has agreed to be our guest speaker for our August event. When Martin was Secretary for Transport he advocated for new thinking about the future of mobility and transport. 21st century solutions are now possible to address the transport problems of modern cities. The... Keep Reading
Growing understanding of immune system a game-changer for human health: world leading New Zealand immunologist Professor Graham Le Gros says we are on the cusp of exciting breakthroughs in our fight against disease as knowledge of our immune system grows exponentially. Keep Reading
Medical research news from the University of Otago Wellington (UOW) Medical School Keep Reading
Minister of Health the Honourable David Clark launched the Faculty at an event at the University’s Kelburn campus last night, attended by staff and students and health sector leaders. Provost Professor Wendy Larner says although the Faculty is a new initiative, academics from across the University have long been involved in health research... Keep Reading
Dr Lisa Connor joins Research For Life’s Research Advisory Committee Dr Lisa Connor, a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Biological Sciences and former Senior Research Fellow at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, has joined Research For Life’s Research Advisory Committee. The Research Advisor... Keep Reading
After their critically acclaimed productions of Don Giovanni in 2016 and The Marriage of Figaro in 2017, Eternity Opera Company is returning with two productions for 2018. A concert performance of Monteverdi’s 1607 opera Orfeo on 4 August and a fully staged production of Puccini’s 1903 masterpiece Madam Butterfly from 17-24... Keep Reading
Dr Rebecca Grainger appointed chair of Research For Life’s Research Advisory Committee Dr Rebecca Grainger has been appointed chair of Research For Life’s Research Advisory Committee. The Research Advisory Committee evaluates applications for funding in terms of their scientific merit, methodology, likely outcomes and outputs. Re... Keep Reading
Interview with Michelle Thunders - identifying epigenomic biomarkers as potential predictors of disease or indicators of susceptibility in young MI patients
Dr Michelle Thunders is a senior lecturer in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Otago, Wellington. In 2017 she received a $27,700 research grant to undertake research to help identify cardiac biomarkers in young patients presenting with myocardial infarction (MI). Keep Reading
Let’s consider some of the issues that are so important to many people, especially in our Wellington region – the future of our innovation economy, the talented young people who are helping drive it and the role good health plays in all our lives. Keep Reading