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.
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.
Congratulations to our two staff who have received academic promotions effective from 1 February 2017.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Peter Fineran, Associate Professor Keith Ireton and Dr Xochitl Morgan who have all had projects funded by the School of Biomedical Science's Dean's Bequest fund.
Congratulations to all the current and former students of the department who had their degrees conferred on Saturday.
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.
A study led by Associate Professor Alex McLellan and first-authored by PhD student Morad-Remy Muhsin has revealed that chemotherapy stimulates the release of tiny vesicles from the surface of cancer cells that cause blood to clot.
The annual Department of Microbiology and Immunology Research Celebration, held last Friday, was an opportunity for staff, students and invited speakers to come together to share and discuss the exciting scientific research being produced by the department.
Dr Htin Lin Aung, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cook Lab, is leading the first joint Myanmar-New Zealand health research project, as a part of his mission to improve diagnostic procedures and develop a better treatment for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (Tb).
Each year the department awards prizes to the students who received the highest total grades in the BSc and BSc(Hons) programmes. Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill also kindly donates book vouchers that are awarded to the highest-ranked 200-level students in the second semester papers. Congratulations to the 2016 winners!