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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Professor Craig Cary

Posted by on 15 July 2019 | Comments

12:00noon Monday 15th July
Room 208, 2nd floor,
Microbiology builing,
720 Cumberland Street

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SPECIAL SEMINAR: Dr Felix Marsh-Wakefield

Posted by on 9 July 2019 | Comments

1:00pm Tuesday 9 July
Room 208, 2nd floor
Microbiology building
720 Cumberland Street

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma

Posted by on 8 July 2019 | Comments

12:00noon Monday 8 July
Room 208, 2nd floor,
Microbiology builing,
720 Cumberland Street

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Mazhar Hussain

Posted by on 24 June 2019 | Comments

12noon Monday 24 June
Room 208, 2nd floor,
Microbiology building
720 Cumberland Street

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Mihi whakatau - 4th Year intake

Posted by on 1 March 2019 | Comments

The Department welcomed in the new 400-level students on Monday morning with a mihi whakatau, where staff performed a waiata. The students performed their own waiata followed by karakia and hariru. The morning was completed with some kai and a mixer for staff and students.  

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Dr Judith Bateup awarded Cranwell Medal for excellence in science communication

Posted by on 26 November 2018 | Comments

Congratulations to Senior Teaching Fellow Judith Bateup who has been awarded the New Zealand Association of Scientists' Cranwell Medal, recognising two decades of promoting science careers to secondary school students.

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Department wins Marsden funding worth a total of $1.86 million

Posted by on 12 November 2018 | Comments

The University of Otago is celebrating its most successful Marsden funding round ever, with four grants worth a total of $1.86m awarded to Department of Microbiology and Immunology researchers.

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Potential of cancer-killing virus published in PNAS

Posted by on 12 November 2018 | Comments

A research paper published in PNAS by Dr Mihnea Bostina and colleagues uses electron microscopy to demonstrate how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumour cells, increasing the potential for clinical use of the virus.

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Associate Professor Peter Fineran awarded Microbiology Society's 2019 Fleming Prize

Posted by on 7 November 2018 | Comments

Associate Professor Peter Fineran has been announced as the recipient of the UK Microbiology Society's Fleming Prize for 2019, based on nominations received by other members.

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Dr Jen Robson wins OUSA 2018 Top Tutor Award

Posted by on 31 October 2018 | Comments

Congratulations to 300-level Teaching Fellow Dr Jen Robson, who has been named by students as one of the University's best tutors.

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