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FACT: Under ideal conditions, one bacterium can multiply to 2,097,152 in seven hours.

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Microbiology and Immunology students win talk categories at annual BMS Postgraduate Colloquium

Posted on: 21 May 2018

Students of the department demonstrated excellent presentation skills at last week's School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Postgraduate Symposium, coming out on top in both the talk categories.

"Don't settle for second best" - Professor Greg Cook's graduation address

Posted on: 14 May 2018

Professor Greg Cook addressed a crowd of about 310 graduands and their families on Saturday, inspiring them to aim for the top and look beyond the pay cheque.

'Green' anti-microbials offer a bacterium-specific approach

Posted on: 21 March 2018

Professor Greg Cook spoke to Farmer's Weekly recently about the worldwide antimicrobial resistance problem and its roots in both human healthcare and livestock productivity.

'Old diseases' on the comeback trail

Posted on: 21 March 2018

The resurgence of diseases commonly believed to be all but eradicated in the Western world has come under the spotlight in an Otago Daily Times feature article, with quotes from immunologist Dr James Ussher and TB researcher Dr Htin Aung.