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FACT: We're outnumbered 10 to 1! A human body contains 10 trillion human cells and 100 trillion microscopic beings.

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Dr Ben Seddon, University College, London

Posted on: 4 August 2016

12.00pm Thursday, 4 August
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

Congratulations to Nichaela Harbison-Price for winning summer project

Posted on: 22 July 2016

Nichaela Harbison-Price, BSc(Hons) student in Greg Cook's lab, has been awarded the Dean's prize for best summer project report. Nichaela undertook a Summer Studentship during the 2015/2016 summer break, and her research project was entitled "Discovering next-generation inhibitors of the mastitis-causing bacterium Streptococcus uberis".

Two department members win in OSMS photo competition

Posted on: 15 July 2016

One staff member and one student of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology have won accolades in the Otago School of Medical Sciences (OSMS) annual photo competition.

New York Times features research on microbial life in the subway

Posted on: 14 July 2016

Dr Xochitl Morgan was one of the authors of a research paper published by the American Society for Microbiology which has featured in the New York Times, demonstrating that the microbes found in US subways are generally not harmful.