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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Bonnie van Wilgenburg, University of Oxford

Posted by on 20 February 2017 | Comments

4.00pm Monday, 20 January
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

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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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McLellan Lab research uncovers the potential cause of cancer-related thrombosis

Posted by on 1 December 2016 | Comments

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.

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Department 'Research Celebration' recognises top presentations and posters

Posted by on 1 December 2016 | Comments

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.

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Dr Htin Lin Aung leads world-first collaboration with Myanmar Ministry of Health

Posted by on 28 November 2016 | Comments

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).

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Department's top students of 2016

Posted by on 24 November 2016 | Comments

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!

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