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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Rachel Kaminsky, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Posted by on 21 August 2017 | Comments

12.00pm Monday, 21 August
Room 208
2nd floor, Microbiology Building
720 Cumberland St

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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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Two researchers receive HRC funding grants

Posted by on 28 June 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to our staff members who have been awarded research funding by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Associate Professor Keith Ireton (with Dr Mihnea Bostina) has been provided a grant to investigate the role of host exocytosis in Listeria. Associate Professor Alex McLellan has received an explorer grant to look at T cell migration and activation.

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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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