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FACT: Each square centimetre of our skin hosts an average of 100,000 micro-organisms.

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Dr Judith Bateup awarded Cranwell Medal for excellence in science communication

Posted on: 26 November 2018

Congratulations to Senior Teaching Fellow Judith Bateup who has been awarded the New Zealand Association of Scientists' Cranwell Medal, recognising two decades of promoting science careers to secondary school students.

Department wins Marsden funding worth a total of $1.86 million

Posted on: 12 November 2018

The University of Otago is celebrating its most successful Marsden funding round ever, with four grants worth a total of $1.86m awarded to Department of Microbiology and Immunology researchers.

Potential of cancer-killing virus published in PNAS

Posted on: 12 November 2018

A research paper published in PNAS by Dr Mihnea Bostina and colleagues uses electron microscopy to demonstrate how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumour cells, increasing the potential for clinical use of the virus.

Associate Professor Peter Fineran awarded Microbiology Society's 2019 Fleming Prize

Posted on: 7 November 2018

Associate Professor Peter Fineran has been announced as the recipient of the UK Microbiology Society's Fleming Prize for 2019, based on nominations received by other members.