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Recent news & events

Annual International Day of Immunology quiz night, Monday 1 May

Posted on: 1 May 2017

The Department is hosting a quiz night to celebrate International Day of Immunology. This year the event will be held at the University of Otago Stuff Club, and is open to all.

UPCOMING SEMINAR: Dr Stephen Sowerby, David Powell and Professor Lyall Hanton

Posted on: 1 May 2017

4.00pm Monday, 1 May
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

Professor Clive Ronson talks about legume-rhizobia matchmaking on RNZ's Our Changing World

Posted on: 24 April 2017

Professor Clive Ronson featured on Radio New Zealand National's science show Our Changing World on Thursday to discuss some new discoveries in the relationship between clover and bacteria.

Understanding the Gut Microbiota: new book by Professor Gerald Tannock

Posted on: 5 April 2017

Professor Gerald Tannock’s new book Understanding the Gut Microbiota has been released by publisher John Wiley & Sons. It was written while Professor Tannock was a James Cook Research Fellow (awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand).