Department Success at National Immunology Conference
The New Zealand Branch Meeting of the Australasian Society of Immunology was held in Dunedin June 28-29, featuring Anne Kelso (WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza), Troy Randall (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Richard Vile (Mayo Clinic). Congratulations to:
Cam Field for winning the Buck Student Presentation Award for his research performed duing his Hons year in Ros Kemp's lab: "Feeling hungry? mTOR, memory, melanoma and metabolic manipulation of the immune system"
Michelle Wilson from the Margaret Baird's lab for winning the Marbrook Research Technician Award for her presentation "Glow and tell: using fluorescence to investigate virus like particles"
Farah Al-Barwani from Vernon Ward's lab for winning the Pecha Kucha Presentation Award for her presentation "Glycosylation of RHDV VLP"
Prof Sandy Smith Scholarship Success
Congratulations to Andy Highton (Kemp Lab), Brooke Dobson (Griffin Lab) and Corinna Richter (Fineran Lab), who were all awarded Prof Sandy Smith Memorial Scholarships this week. These scholarships are administered by the Dunedin Basic Medical Sciences Course Trust and are awarded to students whose research has application to microbiology in relation to medicine.