12.00pm Monday, 21 August
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is currently seeking an outstanding PhD-qualified candidate for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.
A research team that includes Professor Greg Cook and Kiel Hards has made a discovery that could transform the way TB (tuberculosis) is treated. The team has recently published its findings in the leading international journal PNAS.
Congratulations to Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge, PhD student in the Kemp Lab, who took away the 'Buck Award' for Best Student Presentation at last week's NZASI (The New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Society for Immunology) conference in Christchurch.
The Otago Bacterial Energetics and Antimicrobial Resistance (OBEAR) Group, based in Professor Greg Cook's lab, has been awarded the 2017 University of Otago Research Group Award.
Scholarship funding applications are open for students who would like to spend their summer break working on a research project in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Congratulations to our staff members who have been awarded research funding by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Associate Professor Keith Ireton (with Dr Mihnea Bostina) has been provided a grant to investigate the role of host exocytosis in Listeria. Associate Professor Alex McLellan has received an explorer grant to look at T cell migration and activation.
Members of Associate Professor Peter Fineran's lab have published an article in the high-profile journal Science, summarising the recent exponential growth of research on CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology.
Associate Professor Peter Fineran has been awarded the Ross Crozier Medal by the Genetics Society of AustralAsia (GSA), to recognise outstanding contributions to the field of genetics research by a mid-career scientist.