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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Dr Axel Heiser, AgResearch

Posted by on 16 October 2017 | Comments

12.00pm Monday, 16 October
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

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Professor Vernon Ward awarded grant from Endeavour Fund

Posted by on 26 September 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to Professor Vernon Ward, who has received funding of $927,440 over two years from the New Zealand Government's Endeavour Fund.

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Staff and students represent the department in style at QMB meeting

Posted by on 18 September 2017 | Comments

Many members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology attended last week's QMB (Queenstown Molecular Biology) meeting, winning several awards and providing the 'wow' factor for judges.

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Congratulations to Microbiology graduands

Posted by on 21 August 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to the students of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology who celebrated their graduation in the weekend.

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Dr Simon Jackson awarded the Illumina Emerging Researcher Award

Posted by on 16 August 2017 | Comments

This year's Illumina™ Emerging Researcher Award has been received by Dr Simon Jackson, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fineran LabThe award is designed by illumina™ and the Queenstown Research Week to recognise and acknowledge an emerging researcher (less than 5 years post-PhD) who uses molecular biology tools in New Zealand.

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Vacancy: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

Posted by on 14 August 2017 | Comments

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is currently seeking an outstanding PhD-qualified candidate for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.

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Cook Lab research pioneers a new approach to TB treatment

Posted by on 7 August 2017 | Comments

A research team that includes Professor Greg Cook and Kiel Hards has made a discovery that could transform the way TB (tuberculosis) is treated. The team has recently published its findings in the leading international journal PNAS.

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PhD student Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge wins Best Student Presentation award at NZASI conference

Posted by on 11 July 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge, PhD student in the Kemp Lab, who took away the 'Buck Award' for Best Student Presentation at last week's NZASI (The New Zealand Branch of the Australasian Society for Immunology) conference in Christchurch.

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Otago Bacterial Energetics and Antimicrobial Resistance Group wins 2017 Research Group Award

Posted by on 3 July 2017 | Comments

The Otago Bacterial Energetics and Antimicrobial Resistance (OBEAR) Group, based in Professor Greg Cook's lab, has been awarded the 2017 University of Otago Research Group Award.

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Summer research scholarships for health sciences students

Posted by on 3 July 2017 | Comments

Scholarship funding applications are open for students who would like to spend their summer break working on a research project in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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