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Annual International Day of Immunology quiz night, Monday 1 May

Posted by on 1 May 2017 | Comments

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.

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

Posted by on 1 May 2017 | Comments

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

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

Posted by on 24 April 2017 | Comments

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.

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Understanding the Gut Microbiota: new book by Professor Gerald Tannock

Posted by on 5 April 2017 | Comments

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).

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Presence of "Treg" immune cells improves outcomes for colorectal cancer patients

Posted by on 8 March 2017 | Comments

A particular type of immune cell in the tumour of colorectal cancer patients is positively correlated with increased chances of survival, according to the results of a pilot study led by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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PhD student Rachel Kaminsky receives sciences communication award from NZ Society of Soil Science

Posted by on 18 January 2017 | Comments

Rachel Kaminsky, a PhD student in Sergio Morales' lab, has been awarded the New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research award for science communication for her outstanding presentation at a conference.

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Two staff begin the year with academic promotions

Posted by on 17 January 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to our two staff who have received academic promotions effective from 1 February 2017.

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Three researchers receive Dean's Bequest funding

Posted by on 20 December 2016 | Comments

Congratulations to Associate Professor Peter FineranAssociate Professor Keith Ireton and Dr Xochitl Morgan who have all had projects funded by the School of Biomedical Science's Dean's Bequest fund.

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Large cohort of Microbiology and Immunology students celebrate their graduation

Posted by on 19 December 2016 | Comments

Congratulations to all the current and former students of the department who had their degrees conferred on Saturday.

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Three staff receive awards at annual School of Biomedical Sciences ceremony

Posted by on 14 December 2016 | Comments

The 2016 achievements of staff of the School of Biomedical Sciences were recognised at the annual awards function last night, with three from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology receiving awards.

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