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Sam Norton receives OMSRS PhD Student Speaker Award

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | Comments

Congratulations to Sam Norton who won the PhD Student Speaker award at the Otago Medical School Research Society (OMSRS) Scientific Meeting.

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Professor Clive Ronson to be Head of Department

Posted by on 25 September 2014 | Comments

Professor Clive Ronson has accepted the role of Head of Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as of 1 October.

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Fineran Lab awarded Dean's Bequest funding

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | Comments

Congratulations to Dr Peter Fineran, Raymond Staals (Post-doctoral Fellow) and Hannah Hampton (PhD student) who have been awarded $15,500 from the University of Otago's Dean’s Bequest Funds for their research project entitled Mode of action of a widespread toxin-antitoxin bacteriophage resistance system.

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PhD student Andrew Highton receives Nuffield Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | Comments

PhD student Andrew Highton has won a prestigious Nuffield post-doctoral fellowship to Oxford University.

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Professor Gerald Tannock receives Government funding for infant formula project

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | Comments

Professor Tannock has received $1,000,000 in funding over two years to develop products for infant formula that closely simulate the action of Human Milk Oligosaccharides, boosting the abundance of bifidobacteria in the gut.

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Dr Michelle McConnell interviewed on ‘Our Changing World’

Posted by on 5 September 2014 | Comments

Dr Michelle McConnell featured on this week’s episode of Our Changing World, Radio New Zealand’s science programme, in a story covering a collaborative project with the Department of Pharmacy that is exploring the use of wine industry waste products for medical dressings and meat wraps.

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