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Georgia Bell awarded Rona Scholarship

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | Comments

PGDipSci graduate Georgia Bell has been awarded a Rona Scholarship by the Te Putea Whakatupu Trust for research in the fisheries and aquaculture industry. Georgia graduated from the Department in 2013, and spent two years working as a Research Technician in Ros Kemp's lab. She is now completing an MSc in Marine Science.

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Otago to host "D4 - Devices for Diagnostics and Drug Delivery" conference

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | Comments

The Formulation and Delivery of Bioactives Research Theme, in conjunction with the Consortium for Medical Device Technology (CMDT), the Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine, and the NZ Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (NZ-CRS) are pleased to announce the D4 - Devices for Diagnostics and Drug Delivery Conference, to be held in Dunedin on the 26th and 27th November, 2014.

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Microbiology and Immunology congratulates August graduands

Posted by on 18 August 2014 | Comments

Microbiology and Immunology graduands and their families enjoyed a glorious Dunedin day to celebrate the completion of their degrees on Saturday.

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Brin Ryder awarded summer scholarship

Posted by on 12 August 2014 | Comments

Congratulations to 3rd year Microbiology and Immunology student Brin Ryder, who has been awarded the Formulation and Delivery of Bioactives Research Theme summer scholarship. Brin will work on a project under the joint supervision of Dr Jo Kirman (Microbiology and Immunology) and Khaled Greish (Pharmacology and Toxicology).

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Professor Vernon Ward interviewed on local television

Posted by on 11 August 2014 | Comments

Head of Department Professor Vernon Ward was interviewed on Dunedin Television on Friday 8 August about his recent appointment as Dean of the Otago School of Medical Sciences.

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Professor Vernon Ward appointed as Dean of OSMS

Posted by on 8 August 2014 | Comments

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology has announced the appointment of Professor Vernon Ward to the position of Dean of the Otago School of Medical Sciences (OSMS). Vernon will be taking up the role on 1 October.

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Microbiology postgrads gain scholarship funding

Posted by on 7 August 2014 | Comments

Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust

Congratulations to Rhodri Harfoot and Da Yuan Chen who have received funding from the Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust. The Trust encourages the development of health-related research in New Zealand by providing funds for research support as well as studentships, scholarships andfellowships for the research training of students and graduates working in the health science faculties of selected New Zealand universities.

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Two Microbiology and Immunology projects funded by OMRF

Posted by on 6 August 2014 | Comments

The Department is well-represented in the results of the 2014 Otago Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) funding round, with 2 of the 7 successful bids. This year there were 38 applications, with the 7 projects investigating aspects of medical research in Otago receiving a total of $144,503.

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Professor Greg Cook receives University’s highest research distinction

Posted by on 5 August 2014 | Comments

Microbiology and Immunology’s Professor Greg Cook is this year’s recipient of the University of Otago’s highest distinction, the Distinguished Research Medal.

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