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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Professor Joel Ernst, University of California

Posted by on 18 October 2018 | Comments

12.00pm Thursday, 18 October
Room 314, 3rd floor
Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Building
730 Cumberland St

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Malaria breakthrough attracts conference funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Posted by on 16 October 2018 | Comments

Associate Professor Bruce Russell is part of a research collaboration that has made a breakthrough in malaria research, leading to an international workshop and conference being held in Dunedin.

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Five academic staff members awarded University of Otago Research Grants

Posted by on 16 October 2018 | Comments

Congratulations to our five academics who have been awarded University of Otago Research Grants (UORG) for 2019. All funding is provided from 1 January 2019 through to 31 March 2020.

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Department alumnus Dr Robert Webster publishes "Flu Hunter: unlocking the secrets of a virus"

Posted by on 5 September 2018 | Comments

Dr Robert Webster, a world-reknowned virologist and international influenza expert, has published a book focusing on the scientific detective work behind the 1918 influenza pandemic.

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Congratulations to the department's latest cohort of graduands

Posted by on 20 August 2018 | Comments

A warm congratulations to the students, past and present, of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology who have celebrated their graduation over the last two weekends.

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Dr Htin Lin Aung receives 2018 QMB Illumina Emerging Researcher Award

Posted by on 15 August 2018 | Comments

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.

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OMRF grant-in-aid awarded to Dr Kiel Hards

Posted by on 7 August 2018 | Comments

Congratulations to Dr Kiel Hards, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cook Lab, who has been awarded a grant-in-aid of $35,000 from the Otago Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).

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World first augmented reality imagery on journal cover

Posted by on 30 July 2018 | Comments

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.

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Andrew Mercer, Emeritus Professor

Posted by on 23 July 2018 | Comments

Professor Andy Mercer has been awarded the status of Emeritus Professor by the University Council.

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"The heroes of our gut" star in Science Expo

Posted by on 10 July 2018 | Comments

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.

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