Student successes at the Australasian Society for Immunology awards
Students from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology enjoyed success at the recent Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) conference in Perth, Australia.
PhD student Sandeep Gupta (AgResearch and co-supervised by Professor Frank Griffin) won the Graham Jackson Memorial Prize for Mucosal Immunology. The Graham Jackson Memorial Prize for Mucosal Immunology is awarded to a research student or postdoctoral investigator for the best oral presentation in the area of Mucosal Immunology at the ASI SIG Mucosal Immunology Workshop/Symposium.
Fourth year students Julia Prier and Andrew Highton (both supervised by Dr Roslyn Kemp) were awarded ASI travel awards to present their work at the ASI conference. Julia was also awarded a Webster Centre for Infectious Disease Postgraduate Travel Grant to attend the meeting.
High schools outreach programme
Dr Judith Bateup recently visited James Hargest High School in Southland and Fiordland College in Te Anau as part of our High School outreach programme. The year 11 and year 13 classes enjoyed a hands-on programme looking at the “unseen world” of microorganisms on their teeth. This programme uses high-powered oil-immersion microscopy that is usually not available in secondary schools. As part of the outreach programme last year Judith visited schools in the Central Otago region and next year North Otago schools are on the agenda.
If you are interested in learning more about our high school outreach programme, please contact Judith Bateup