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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Dr Ashley Mansell, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Posted by on 3 July 2017 | Comments

12.00pm Monday, 3 July
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

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Microbiology and Immunology researchers win University of Otago Proof of Concept competition

Posted by on 12 June 2017 | Comments

Associate Professor Alex McLellan and Dr Yoshio Nakatani have won the University's Proof of Concept award for commercialisation, with their strategy to make modern cancer immunotherapy safer.

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CRISPR-Cas: adapting to change. Review article published in journal 'Science' by Fineran Lab

Posted by on 7 June 2017 | Comments

Members of Associate Professor Peter Fineran's lab have published an article in the high-profile journal Science, summarising the recent exponential growth of research on CRISPR-Cas gene editing technology.

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Associate Professor Peter Fineran awarded Ross Crozier Medal

Posted by on 6 June 2017 | Comments

Associate Professor Peter Fineran has been awarded the Ross Crozier Medal by the Genetics Society of AustralAsia (GSA), to recognise outstanding contributions to the field of genetics research by a mid-career scientist. 

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Congratulations to Microbiology and Immunology's May graduands

Posted by on 15 May 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to the current and former students of the department who are celebrating their graduation, either with last weekend's ceremony or this coming weekend.

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Students take away four awards at BMS Postgraduate Symposium

Posted by on 8 May 2017 | Comments

Microbiology and Immunology students did a fantastic job of representing the department at the 2017 annual School of Biomedical Sciences Postgraduate Symposium, winning four of the awards for talks and posters.

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Annual International Day of Immunology quiz night, Monday 1 May

Posted by on 1 May 2017 | Comments

The Department is hosting a quiz night to celebrate International Day of Immunology. This year the event will be held at the University of Otago Stuff Club, and is open to all.

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Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust funding for two department researchers

Posted by on 1 May 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to the two academic staff who have received funding from the Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust, awarded for health science related research undertaken in New Zealand.

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Professor Clive Ronson talks about legume-rhizobia matchmaking on RNZ's Our Changing World

Posted by on 25 April 2017 | Comments

Professor Clive Ronson featured on Radio New Zealand National's science show Our Changing World on Thursday to discuss some new discoveries in the relationship between clover and bacteria.

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Associate Professor Alex McLellan wins HRC Explorer Grant

Posted by on 12 April 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to Associate Professor Alex McLellan, who has been awarded a funding grant of $150,000 over 24 months from the Health Research Council.

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