A team led by Professor Greg Cook has this week published findings in the prestigious US journal PNAS that help to explain why mycobacteria are so hardy.
Microbiology and Immunology staff and students have had great success in the Otago School of Medical Sciences Photo Competition. Gemma Laws won both the Student Prize and the Gut Health Network Prize, the Webster Centre award went to Vernon Ward and a new category, Te Ao Maori, for the prize that best represented the Maori World, was awarded to Ros Kemp. Michael Petridis and Judith Bateup's entries were both awarded Highly Commended.
University of Otago’s Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award have been awarded this year to two early career researchers who have already made important international contributions to their disciplines.
The department extends a big congratulations to Microbiology and Immunology graduate Clare Burn, who has received a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award.
While undergraduate students were enjoying their mid-semester break, students from seven high schools around Dunedin had the opportunity to take their place in the department’s teaching lab.