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Congratulations Alex McLellan for your promotion to Professor

Posted by on 6 January 2020 | Comments

Monday 6th January: Alex McLellan from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology was among those academics at the University of Otago to be promoted to Professor. 

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Biomedical Sciences School Awards Function

Posted by on 11 December 2019 | Comments

Tuesday 10th December: Microbiology staff received four awards in the annual Biomedical Sciences School Award function. We also farewelled our Dean, Professor Vernon Ward. 

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Another successful combined "Research Celebration"

Posted by on 10 December 2019 | Comments

Another successful combined ‘Research Celebration’ for Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry.

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Congratulations to our December Graduands

Posted by on 10 December 2019 | Comments

A large number of graduands of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology took to the stage over the weekend. Congratulations to all current and former students who have had their degrees conferred in the University's most recent graduation ceremonies.

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Congratulations to Dr James Ussher

Posted by on 10 December 2019 | Comments

Congratulations to Dr James Ussher for receiving a promotion to Associate Professor.

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Mariya Yevstigneyeva

Posted by on 9 December 2019 | Comments

12:00noon Monday 9th December
Room 208, 2nd floor,
Microbiology building, 
720 Cumberland Street

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Department welcomes new Lecturer: Daniel Pletzer

Posted by on 19 November 2019 | Comments

Meet the latest addition to our staff here in the department: Daniel Pletzer.

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Rajesh Lamichhane

Posted by on 18 November 2019 | Comments

12:00noon Monday 18th December
Room 208, 2nd floor,
Microbiology building, 
720 Cumberland Street

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Congratulations Assoc. Prof. Roslyn Kemp

Posted by on 13 November 2019 | Comments

Associate Professor of Immunology Roslyn Kemp has recently been elected as Secretary General for the International Union of Immunological Societies, the umbrella organisation for more than 80 countries.

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Department Researchers secure $2 million in Marsden Grant 2019

Posted by on 6 November 2019 | Comments

Congratulations to our very own Dr Kiel Hards for his successful application for the Marsden Fund 2019. Dr Hards has secured $300,000 in funding for his project: Are quinones a novel mechanism for interspecies electron transfer?

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