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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Associate Professor Wai Hong Tham, Melbourne

Posted by on 20 June 2018 | Comments

12.00pm Wednesday, 20 June
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

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

Posted by on 21 May 2018 | Comments

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.

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

Posted by on 14 May 2018 | Comments

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.

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

Posted by on 21 March 2018 | Comments

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.

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'Old diseases' on the comeback trail

Posted by on 21 March 2018 | Comments

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.

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Science paper reveals pathway of Vivax malaria infection

Posted by on 8 March 2018 | Comments

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.

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Former student Max Wilkinson presents his Cambridge PhD research

Posted by on 7 March 2018 | Comments

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.

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Anti-viral mechanisms can both enhance and prevent gene transfer in bacteria

Posted by on 20 February 2018 | Comments

A recent study from the Fineran Lab has shown that bacterial immune systems can increase the transduction of bacterial genetic material, such as the genes associated with antibiotic resistance. The findings have been published in the latest issue of mBio, a premier journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Three academic staff member receive promotions

Posted by on 20 February 2018 | Comments

Congratulations to the three staff members to receive academic promotions effective from the beginning of the 2018 academic year.

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Three 2017 PhDs recognised as exceptional

Posted by on 20 December 2017 | Comments

The 2017 academic year has been a successful one for Microbiology and Immunology PhD students, with not one but three completed works being added to the Division of Health Sciences' List of Exceptional PhD theses, out of a total of nine from across the division. Congratulations to Dr Morad Remy Muhsin, Dr Adrian Patterson and Dr Kiel Hards.

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