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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Dr Graeme Attwood, AgResearch

Posted by on 20 August 2018 | Comments

12.00pm Monday, 20 August
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

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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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Department features strongly in 2018 Sandy Smith Scholarship awards

Posted by on 3 July 2018 | Comments

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has received four awards in this year's round of Sandy Smith Scholarships.

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Rachel Darnell wins OMSRS speaker award

Posted by on 2 July 2018 | Comments

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.

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Microbiology and Immunology students win talk categories at annual BMS Postgraduate Colloquium

Posted by on 21 May 2018 | Comments

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.

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"Don't settle for second best" - Professor Greg Cook's graduation address

Posted by on 14 May 2018 | Comments

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.

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