12.00pm Monday, 20 August
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St
Congratulations to Dr Htin Lin Aung (Cook Lab) who is this year's recipient of the Illumina Emerging Researcher Award. The award recognises and acknowledges an emerging researcher (less than 5 years post-PhD) who uses molecular biology tools in New Zealand, and is accompanied by a recipient presentation at next month's Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) meeting.
A recent paper authored by Dr Mihnea Bostina features on the cover of the latest issue of the Journal of Virology, illustrated by a specially-designed augmented reality image.
Professor Andy Mercer has been awarded the status of Emeritus Professor by the University Council.
Microbiome Otago's "The heroes of our gut" augmented reality experience featured at the Science Expo recently, held as part of the International Science Festival.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has received four awards in this year's round of Sandy Smith Scholarships.
Rachel Darnell, Assistant Research Fellow in the Cook lab, received the honour of being announced winner of the OMSRS (Otago Medical School Research Society) Research Staff Speaker Prize at the group's 244th Meeting.
Students of the department demonstrated excellent presentation skills at last week's School of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Postgraduate Symposium, coming out on top in both the talk categories.
Professor Greg Cook addressed a crowd of about 310 graduands and their families on Saturday, inspiring them to aim for the top and look beyond the pay cheque.