Students of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology represented the University of Otago in style at last week's New Zealand Microbiological Society (NZMS) conference, taking away the two top student prizes.
MSc student Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge has received PhD scholarship funding from the Lottery Health Research Committee of New Zealand.
Professor Greg Cook has appeared in the November issue of University of Otago Magazine, with his photo featuring on the cover.
Max Wilkinson, a Biochemistry honours student who has worked in collaboration with Peter Fineran's lab this year, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the Rutherford Foundation Trust.
Sam Wilkins, BBioMedSci(Hons) summer student in Lyn Wise's lab, was named runner-up for his presentation at last night's Otago Medical School Research Society meeting.
Congratulations to the department's Dr Peter Fineran, who has been awarded a significant grant in this year's Marsden funding round.