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'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.

Science paper reveals pathway of Vivax malaria infection

Posted on: 8 March 2018

Associate Professor Bruce Russell is a co-author of a paper recently published in the Journal Science that identifies a critical pathway for Vivax malaria infection, providing insight that may be useful for future vaccine development.

Former student Max Wilkinson presents his Cambridge PhD research

Posted on: 7 March 2018

Max Wilkinson, an accomplished former BSc(Hons) student of the department, returned recently to present his PhD research from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University.