12.00pm Monday, 16 October
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St
Congratulations to Professor Vernon Ward, who has received funding of $927,440 over two years from the New Zealand Government's Endeavour Fund.
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.
Congratulations to the students of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology who celebrated their graduation in the weekend.
This year's Illumina™ Emerging Researcher Award has been received by Dr Simon Jackson, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fineran Lab. The 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.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is currently seeking an outstanding PhD-qualified candidate for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.
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.
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.
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.
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.